CHANGE can Start Today!

A Prediabetes diagnosis is not destiny. In fact, it is an opportunity to make a few changes now that could keep you from getting diabetes!


                        ACT Now! to take that first step to prevent developing Diabetes

Diabetes Prevention

A number of organizations throughout the area offer Diabetes Prevention Programming. These programs provide in-depth information, skill-building and personal support to help participants make lasting changes in nutrition, physical activity, and stress management that can reduce their chances of developing diabetes. Learn and register for these programs:

ACT Now! Telephonic Diabetes Prevention Program
Buncome, Madison & McDowell Counties

YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program
Buncombe, & McDowell Counties

YWCA’s Diabetes Wellness & Prevention Program
Buncombe County

Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes
ONLINE sessions, available to anyone in NC



There are numerous opportunities to attend a Diabetes Self-Management Education program in the area. These programs are for people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and want to learn the fundamentals of eating, moving, managing stress, and goal-setting to improve their health and reduce their chances of complications related to diabetes. Learn more and register for these programs:

Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement (ABIPA)

Buncombe County

Land of Sky Regional Council

Buncombe & Madison Counties

Mission Diabetes Center

Buncombe, Madison & McDowell Counties


Taking Control of Type 2

This intensive program is specifically for people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and are serious about understanding and being in control of their own disease management. TCT2 uses three pillars of support to encourage self-management of type 2 diabetes: medical management, healthy eating, and physical activity. Learn more and register for this program:

YMCA’s Taking Control of Type 2

Buncombe & McDowell Counties



Changes you can make NOW!





Learn more about Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association is a leader in the fight against the deadly consequences of Diabetes and the fight for those affected by diabetes. They fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes, as well as deliver services to hundreds of communities.

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