AARP and the YMCA have partnered to increase community health and wellness through diabetes education and prevention. The effort aligns with the mission and vision of both organizations to enhance the quality of life for Delawareans and ensure that people can age with dignity and independence. Access to health information is one part of making successful aging happen.
Join AARP Delaware and the YMCA of Delaware at the Sussex Family YMCA on Sept. 18 for a delicious and educational brunch. You will hear testimonials from individuals who have improved their health by identifying prediabetes and taking steps to prevent its onset, through the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. Gain valuable information about healthy food choices, exercise, and resources.
Here are the event details:
When: Monday, Sept. 18 2017
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Sussex Family YMCA
20080 Church Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Or call 877-926-8300
An estimated 86 million Americans nationwide are currently living with prediabetes, that is more than 1 in 3 U.S. adults. Of this population, only about ten percent are aware they have the condition. Individuals with prediabetes are likely to develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years unless they take steps to prevent or delay the disease. Delaware is ranked the 17 th highest in the nation for people with diabetes in the general population, 6.9 out of every 100 adults in Delaware has Diabetes.
Research by the National Institutes of Health shows that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of cases of type 2 diabetes by about 70 percent individuals age 60 and over, and by 58 percent for those under age 60. The YMCA’s DPP offers individuals at high risk for developing the disease tools for healthy living, including knowledge about healthy behaviors, weight loss. The social support and connection the program provides has helped participants maintain their good progress.