The Minority Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) is a year-long, group-based program that helps people make realistic and achievable lifestyle changes.

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Research shows that MDPP participants reach 5 to 7 percent weight loss and decrease their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.

The Minority Diabetes Prevention Program is available to qualifying participants and includes a YMCA household membership. The Y and ABIPA offer the program at multiple locations and times in Buncombe, Henderson, and McDowell counties.

Led by a trained lifestyle coach, this diabetes prevention program addresses healthy eating, physical activity, stress, and other barriers that affect health.

To learn more or sign up, complete the interest form below. 

NC MDPP offered by the YMCA of WNC includes: 

  • 6-month YMCA household membership
  • Personal Lifestyle Coach to facilitate a CDC-approved virtual diabetes prevention curriculum




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