Watertown YMCA launches MEDICARE Diabetes Prevention Program for North Nation residents | WWTI

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WATERTOWN, NY (WWTI) – Watertown YMCA announced that it will now participate in Medicare B and other Medicare Advantage plans to cover a diabetes-focused program.

According to the Watertown Family’s YMCA, the diabetes prevention program is now covered by these insurance programs, allowing certain people 65 and over to participate.

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Michelle Graham, Senior Director of Health and Wellness for Watertown YMCA, said, “This is exciting news for our community and has been a long time working on it.”

Graham communicated to qualify to participate in the program. Individuals must have a fasting blood sugar level of 110-125 mg / dL or an A1c of 5.7-6.4.

This program starts on April 12, 2021 at 5 p.m. The group will meet once a week for 16 weeks.

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All community members are welcome. Participants do not have to be a YMCA member to become a member.

The class is limited to 15 participants and is expected to fill up quickly.

To enroll in the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program or to learn about any of our healthy living programs, contact Michelle Graham at 315-782-3100 or email mgraham@nnyymca.org