More than 1 in 7 San Antonio residents have been diagnosed with diabetes. In an effort to reduce this statistic and promote healthy living in the community, the YMCA of Greater San Antonio and the City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District have teamed up to fight diabetes through the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, the Y Healthy Living Program, and the Diabetes Self-Management Program. The program is free for all participants whether a person is at risk for type 2 diabetes or has been diagnosed as diabetic.
The YMCA of Greater San Antonio and the City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District targets families living in the program delivery areas challenged with comparatively higher rates of obesity, diabetes and cancer. These communities’ families are mostly Hispanic, live at or near poverty and are both under-employed and under-educated. The results of each program are outstanding and the data shows that these programs are truly making a difference in the lives of each participant.
If you are interested in fighting diabetes in your community, learn more by partnering with us as a Y Advocate!