WENY TRUST DIABETES EDUCATION CENTER

Public Education & Resource Center


Another example of our YMCA working to serve our community needs is the creation of free, public resource center for those affected by diabetes. 

The Weny Trust Diabetes Education Center at the YMCA, in partnership with the Help a Diabetic Child Foundation, provides doctor-led counseling, a library of resources, computer work stations for research or additional information and supplies.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • 1 in 3 people are pre-diabetic
  • 10% of those who are at risk will transition to a diabetic state in the next year
  • By losing 7% of your body weight and exercising 150 minutes a week, risk for diabetes can be decreased by 58%

TOP RISK FACTORS FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES: 

  • Female having had a baby weighing more than 9lbs.
  • Having a parent or sibling with diabetes
  • Having a BMI of greater than 25
  • Younger than 65 and get little to no physical activity
  • 65 years of age or older
  • Having an elevated A1c or fasting glucose
  • The primary risk factor for Type 2 Diabetes is poor nutrition and physical inactivity

The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. increased by 128% from 1988 to 2008 and as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050 if present trends continue. We have recongized this problem here at the YMCA and hope that bringing this free resource to the community will help draw attention to the issue and aid those who are currently affected by diabetes. 


OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

  • Resource Library
  • Personal Assistance
  • Planning
  • Monitoring
  • Care Giver Assistance
  • Diet and Nutrition Assistance

CONTACT US

To contact the Center or to make an appointment with Dr. Amy Chappell, please call:

Weny Diabetes Education Center
239.963.3763

Operating Hours: The center is open to the public during normal YMCA Wellness Center hours.