Pilot Diabetes Prevention Program Offered to Eligible Faculty and Staff

Prediabetes is a serious health condition that impacts one in three American adults. Without intervention, it often escalates to type 2 diabetes, which can have devastating effects on one’s health and quality of life.

The good news is that by committing to lifestyle changes, one can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and in some cases even eliminate prediabetes altogether.

Syracuse University is partnering with the YMCA of Central New York to bring a proven, evidence-based Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) pilot to eligible faculty and staff this fall.

Come learn more

To learn more about the DPP and see if you qualify, attend one of the following informational sessions:

  • Thursday, Sept. 19, from noon to 12:30 p.m. at 114 Bird Library
  • Friday, Sept. 20, from noon to 12:30 p.m. at 202 Skytop Office Building
  • Monday, Sept. 23, from noon to 12:30 p.m. at 411 Whitman School Building
  • Wednesday, Sept. 25, from noon to 12:30 p.m. at 209 Huntington Beard Crouse Hall

Ready to commit?

The DPP pilot requires a one-year commitment with a mandatory orientation session on Oct. 9, followed by 16 weekly sessions from Oct. 16 through Feb. 17. After 16 weeks, the frequency of sessions is reduced to every other week, then once per month for the remainder of the year-long period.

In a small-group environment, participants will get peer support while learning how to eat healthier, increase their physical activity and lose weight. To help achieve exercise goals, participants will receive a free YMCA family membership for the first 20 weeks of the program.

Visit the Diabetes Prevention Program pilot page to see eligibility requirements, learn more or express interest in participating.