Grove City YMCA Launches Diabetes Prevention Program

UPDATED: Wednesday March 13, 2013 4:44 PM

The YMCA of Central Ohio is one of 17 groups across the country to participate in a project to reduce diabetes.

The Grove City YMCA launched its prevention program on Wednesday.

Under the program, participants at risk for Type 2 diabetes gets weekly lessons on nutrition and fitness to help reduce the chance for the disease.

The 16-week program has a goal of reducing each participant's weight by seven percent.

"It's really fun," said Andrew Roberts of the YMCA of Central Ohio. "It's not a diet. It's not something that is difficult to participate in. It's really about changing the way people think about their behavior."

The pilot program is an effort to reduce the cost of diabetes to taxpayers in the form of health care costs.

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