October 23, 2013

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Diabetes is one of the costliest diseases both economically and socially. 1 in 3 Americans (79 million people) has prediabetes, but only 11 percent of those with prediabetes know they have it. People with prediabetes are likely to develop diabetes if they don`t take action to improve their health.

Below is info on our YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program that will launch in November, which coincides with Diabetes Awareness Month. Prior to the launch of the program, we will have free community health screenings for adults (18 and over) to learn if they are at-risk for developing type 2 diabetes. These screenings are open to the community and will take place at several YMCAs on Thursday, October 24 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. People do not have to be a member of the Y to participate. Screening includes: blood pressure, blood sugar, height, weight, waist circumference and BMI. Those who are at risk, may qualify for the YMCA`s Diabetes Prevention Program. More information will be provided at the screening.

Free Community Health Screenings at the Y

WHO: All adults in the community (18 and up)

WHEN: Thursday, October 24 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.


Fogelman Downtown YMCA (Spanish speaker available)

245 Madison Ave.

Memphis, TN 38103

Olive Branch Family YMCA

8555 Goodman Rd.

Olive Branch, MS 38654


Millington Family YMCA

7725 E. Navy Circle

Millington, TN 38053


YMCA at Schilling Farms

1185 Schilling Blvd E.

Collierville, TN 38017


Cordova Family YMCA (Spanish speaker available)

7950 Club Center Cove

Cordova, TN 38016


Nuber YMCA-East Memphis (Spanish speaker available)

5885 Quince Rd.

Memphis, TN 38119

CONTACT: Visit ymcamemphis.org for more information and a list of participating Ys.

Cynthia Magallon-Puljic or Marisa Soto Phipps at 901-800-1128.