Edison, NJ -  The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy (MEWSA) announced that it has recently received a $10,000 grant from Investors Foundation for a Diabetes Prevention Program.

The program, which will help people who are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes,  will assist individuals adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease.

“Providing chronic disease management and prevention programs is one of our top priorities”, said Rose Cushing, President & CEO of the YMCA of MEWSA.  “This grant will enable us to provide this lifestyle change program that will allow participants to learn how to incorporate healthier eating, moderate physical  activity and problem-solving and coping skills into their daily lives.”

The program is geared towards adults who are at risk for Pre-Diabetes or Diabetes.  Participants will work in groups in a relaxed classroom-type setting with a trained Lifestyle Coach.  The group support that participants receive help to keep them motivated and encouraged.  The program is fee-based, but participants may be eligible for YMCA financial assistance. Participants do not need to be members of the Y to enroll.