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Minority Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes is a silent epidemic in our region. Together, we can prevent it. 

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

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

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. 

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


For more information, please contact the Community Health team via call or email.

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Minority Diabetes Prevention Program Interest Form