IMAGINE AN END TO DIABETES 

This program is an extension of the free Diabetes Educational Series that is offered by the Health Department at the YMCA quarterly throughout the year. The curriculum is taught by Diabetes Lifestyle Coaches and teaches participants the following:

  • MANAGING BLOOD & A1C LEVELS
  • TRACKING FAT AND CALORIE INTAKE
  • PRACTICING HEALTHY EATING
  • MANAGING STRESS
  • EXERCISE, AND MUCH MORE

INFO TO KNOW

  • Free & Open to the Community
  • Limit of 20 participants per class
  • You are not required to take the classes in any sequence. Anyone is encouraged to register for any and all classes they are interested in.
  • Registration required by the Friday before each class

DATES & TIMES
2nd Monday of each month from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the YMCA 

January 13th, 2020 | DON’T SUGARCOAT IT Learn the difference between Prediabetes, Types 1, 2 and Gestational diabetes

February 10th, 2020 | COUNTING CARBS Understanding healthy eating and carbs counting to control diabetes

March 9th, 2020 | GOT A SWEET TOOTH? Healthy recipes to control diabetes and still enjoy what you are eating

April 13th, 2020 | STAY FIT AND DON’T QUIT Learn about weight management to control diabetes and hear from a YMCA Special Guest on the importance of exercise
This class will be a virtual learning class and you can use a cell phone or computer to join the class. Each participant must join Zoom and us the Meeting ID: 568 292 006​ and password: 1uGqqp​ to join. Click here to join Zoom.

May 11th, 2020 | MEDS & DIABETES Follow the Doctor’s recommendation on medication to control diabetes
This class will be a virtual learning class and you can use a cell phone or computer to join the class.
Each participant must register here. The link to will be sent out by our healthy living staff after you are registered.

June 8th, 2020 | DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY Effective communication, stress and depression management to control diabetes
This class will be a virtual learning class and you can use a cell phone or computer to join the class. Each participant must join Zoom and use the meeting ID: 737 6629 5480​ and Password: 5L5aA0​ to join. Click here to join Zoom.

July 13th, 2020 | DON’T SUGARCOAT IT Learn the difference between Prediabetes, Types 1, 2 and Gestational diabetes
This class will be a virtual learning class and you can use a cell phone or computer to join the class. Participants can
click here to join the Zoom Presentation. Use the Meeting ID: 884 7317 5293 and Password: 455602.
Call-In Options: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) or +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

August 10th, 2020 | COUNTING CARBS Understanding healthy eating and carbs counting to control diabetes

September 14th, 2020 | GOT A SWEET TOOTH? Healthy recipes to control diabetes and still enjoy what you are eating

October 12th, 2020 | STAY FIT AND DON’T QUIT Learn about weight management to control diabetes and hear from a YMCA Special Guest on the importance of exercise

November 9th, 2020 | MEDS & DIABETES Follow the Doctor’s recommendation on medication to control diabetes

December 14th, 2020 | DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY Effective communication, stress, and depression management to control diabetes

CONTINUATION OF EXERCISE
To encourage all participants to stay on a path of a healthy lifestyle, the YMCA is offering the following:

  • Complete all 6 educational topics and receive a $15 Y-Buck coupon to participate in another Y program or as a discount towards your membership as well as a 1 Day Free Guest Pass to try the Y!
  • Complete 4-5 educational topics and receive a $5 Y-Buck coupon to participate in another Y program or as a discount towards your membership!

Thanks to extra funding from the Annual Twin Counties Sugar Run, the Nash County Health Department and the Harrison Family YMCA has extended their partnership to make this program become monthly with more focused topics, incentives for exercise, and guest speakers.

Health and Wellness

Diabetes Awareness Program Brochure and Registration Form