YMCA of Austin
704 1st Dr NW, Austin, MN, 55912-3099
Distance: 1015 Miles
Health and wellness education promotes healthy behaviors to reduce health risks, manage common conditions and prevent physical and mental health problems.
Offers a diabetes prevention program
- Private pay
Individuals 18 or older at risk for type 2 diabetes or are pre-diabetic.
City of Austin and surrounding communities
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Taxonomy Terms Used: Clicking a taxonomy term from the list below launches a new search.
LH-2700.9500Wellness Programs Definition
Programs that offer individual and/or group sessions which assist participants to understand how their lifestyle impacts their physical and mental health and to develop personal practices that enhance their total well-being. Wellness programs are holistic and combine a variety of components which may include a general physical examination that is tailored to the individual's needs; an evaluation of the person's pattern of exercise, eating habits, sources of stress and other lifestyle elements that are potential risk factors; and the development and implementation of an individualized plan for prevention management and early intervention to optimize health and performance which may include physical fitness sessions, nutrition counseling, stress reduction techniques, biofeedback, practice in assuming responsibility for one's choices, and other specific measures for avoiding physical and mental health problems.
PS-9800.9650Y Facilities Definition
Programs that provide for the spiritual, social, mental and physical development of children and youth and their families through a broad-based program which includes classes, recreational activities, fitness programs, leadership development opportunities, camping, youth clubs, parent-child programs, youth employment support services, cross-cultural exchange programs, community involvement opportunities and a variety of other activities that give participants a chance to develop a wide range of interpersonal relationships, strengthen family ties and to achieve a satisfying degree of personal growth.
A condition that is characterized by higher than normal blood sugar levels but levels that are not high enough to be characterized as type 2 diabetes. People who have prediabetes may already be experiencing the beginning of long-term damage of diabetes, especially to the heart, blood vessels and kidneys. Progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes isn't inevitable. Eating healthy foods, incorporating physical activity in one's daily routine and maintaining a healthy weight can help bring blood sugar levels back to normal. Prediabetes affects both adults and children. The same lifestyle changes that can help prevent progression to diabetes in adults might also help bring children's blood sugar levels back to normal.
YF-3000.2440-850Type 2 Diabetes Definition
A form of diabetes that generally develops in middle age or later and is characterized by inadequate use of insulin (whose levels are generally normal) rather than insufficient amounts of insulin or lack of insulin altogether. The onset of Type 2 diabetes is generally gradual, is often seen in patients who are overweight and may, in some cases, be hereditary.