WACO– The YMCA is providing resources for the community to learn more about bettering health. Specifically, blood pressure management and diabetes prevention.

The blood pressure self-monitoring program recently started, and you can register here for a limited time.

Monday, January 24 will be the start of the diabetes prevention program.


“Sometimes when a patient is working with their doctor, it’s hard to make behavior change in the small amount of time we might have with our doctor,” YMCA program coordinator Crystal Hernandez said.

The diabetes prevention program is a year long, and it is created for people who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. It costs about $36 each month, but there is financial assistance available. You can register