Diabetes Resource List

2018 Diabetes Resources 

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Diabetes Self Management Education and Support 

 The “one stop shop” for diabetes self-care.Diabetes Self Management Education is a great oportunity for those who  are already diabetic to learn how to tackle all aspects of their care sucessfully!  Covers diabetes pathophysiology, reducing complications and risks, monitoring, medications, problem solving, health coping, nutrition, physical activity, and goal setting.  



Ready to sign up for a diabetes class? Call 502-523-0283 for more info on local providers. 

Outside Partner Oportunities 

Health Living Club- Family Health Centers

Get the support you need to eat better, be active, and loose weight. 

Earn Healthy tools to help you be sucessful. Free!

Monday nights 6-7pm - FHC Portland 2215 Portland Ave
Tuesdays 1-2pm (monthly)  1/9, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8, and 6/12.

Call 502-772-8588 for more infomation or click here

Humana in your Community 

Your community Humana location is a place to get happy. There is always something exciting going on—come enjoy a variety of special events, programs and activities designed to help you improve your physical and mental health.

Many of the events Your Community Humana location offers can be attended by anyone at no cost. Humana membership is not required.

Check out the available programs and current schedule of events 


Diabetes Prevention Program with Louisville YMCA 

There are an estimated 1 million Kentuckians with prediabetes, 90% of those are unaware that they have the condition.


Prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Risk for developing type 2 diabetes may be reduced or eliminated by weight loss, healthier eating and increased physical activity.


Eating too much sugar does not cause diabetes, but being overweight is a risk factor.
People with prediabetes may not have any symptoms.
An estimated 86 million Americans ages 20 years and older have prediabetes. Experts agree that unless these adults take steps to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, most of them will develop this incurable disease within 10 years.
National Institutes of Health research has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program reduces the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58% overall and by 71% in people over 60.


Class locations vary across YMCA branches and community centers throughout Louisville and Southern Indiana. 

If you have additional questions, please contact Krista Burden, Chronic Disease Prevention Specialist, at kburden@ymcalouisville.org or call 502.572.2608.



The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a 12 month, small-group program that helps people who are at high risk for Type-2 diabetes reduce their risk by making simple, healthier lifestyle choices. There are 25, one-hour, educational sessions covering topics such as increasing physical activity, ways to eat less fat, how to reduce stress, problem solving and more. The program has two main goals: to lose 7% of your body weight and build up to 150 minutes of physical activity. To encourage physical activity, the program offers a 14 week, community-wide, trial membership.


To participate in the program, you must:

Have never been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Be 18 years or older.
Be overweight (BMI ≥ 25)*, and
Be diagnosed with prediabetes via one of the following:

An A1C value between 5.7 – 6.4 –or- A Fasting Blood Glucose test result between 100-125 mg/ dL
Previous diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes

*Asian individuals BMI ≥ 22
If you don't have a blood test result, you must have a qualifying risk score. Click the link below to assess your risk of Prediabetes.


The base cost is $429 for the 12-month program. Kentucky Employee Health Plan (KEHP) and some United Healthcare plans will cover the cost of the program. Please call the number on the back of your insurance card to verify. Payment plans are available. Scholarships are also available on a case by case basis where insurance is not an option.



If you have additional questions, please contact Krista Burden, Chronic Disease Prevention Specialist, at kburden@ymcalouisville.org or call 502.-523-0283

Other Classes May Be Available in Your Area. For more information on any Diabetes Resources click here

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The Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is part of the Healthy Living with Diabetes and Accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. 


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