The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being. Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58%, and 71% in adults over the age of 60.


The YMCA of Columbia is the first YMCA in South Carolina to offer this program. The first session of this year-long program will start March 11 at the Downtown YMCA. Email Andrea Ward to learn more.



What's Happening at the Y

Ballentine YMCA

» Community Open House on March 14

» Join Center

Downtown YMCA

» Bunny Hop 5K at the Downtown YMCA

» Spring Break Camp

» Fit Camp

» Richland County School District One Y-Club Afterschool

Jeep Rogers Family YMCA

» Go the Distance 12K Training

» Performance Training for Kids

» Youth Swim Lessons

» Kids’ Club Deep Sea Discovery

Lexington Family YMCA

» Run Red Bank 5k, 10k & Kids’ Fun Run

» Youth Flag Football

» Spring Break Camp

» Equestrian Lessons

NorthWest Family YMCA

» Lifeguard Class

» Triathlon Training

» ZUMBAthon: “Dance for a Cause”

» Spring Break Camp

Orangeburg County YMCA

» Keyboard Lessons

» Youth Flag Football

» Festival of Roses Road Race

» Youth Swim Lessons