Diabetes Prevention

At Kaiser Permanente, we’re committed to connecting our members with preventive care. Approximately 84 million adults in the United States have prediabetes*—but 90% of them don’t know they have it. Awareness and prevention are our most powerful tools in fighting back.

Online and In-Person Options

We offer healthy living resources online as well as diabetes prevention and management classes at our medical centers. For members at risk of developing diabetes, we also cover the cost of enrolling in a CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Change Program. Members can choose between an online program through Omada and an in-person program through the YMCA. Both options are designed to help you eat healthier, reduce stress, and get more physical activity through coaching and peer support.

Omada Health: A Whole New Way to Get Healthy

Omada is a digital health program that offers tools and support to help you lose weight and reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes, all from the convenience of your home.

Participants get a professional health coach, a wireless scale linked to their account, peer support, and other resources to assist in making health a habit. Omada is cost-free for eligible members—see if you qualify with a one-minute health screening test.

The YMCA: In-Person Diabetes Prevention Programs

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes in a supportive group setting. Trained lifestyle coaches help each person set goals and measure progress. Contact your local YMCA using the information below to find a program near you.

YMCA Association-Covered Areas

Central Coast YMCA

  • Monterey County
  • Southern Santa Cruz County
  • Northern San Benito County

Contact Information

(831) 757-4633

preventdiabetes​@ymcacentralcoast.org

YMCA of the East Bay

  • Alameda County
  • Western Contra Costa County

Contact Information

(510) 318-7670

ydpp​@ymcaeastbay.org

YMCA of San Francisco

  • Marin County
  • San Francisco County
  • Northern San Mateo County

Contact Information

(415) 281-6702

eturpin​@ymcasf.org

YMCA of the Foothills

  • Central Los Angeles County
    (La Cañada Flintridge area)

Contact Information

(818) 790-0123

BMarshall​@ymcafoothills.org

YMCA of Silicon Valley

  • Central/Southern San Mateo County
  • Santa Clara County
  • Northern Santa Cruz County

Contact Information

(408) 351-6487

ymcadpp​@ymcasv.org

* https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/prediabetes-type2/index.html