Marshfield Clinic Health System YMCA  •  410 West McMillan Street  •  Marshfield, WI 54449  •  Phone: 715-387-4900
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Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors that makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.


Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease.

CAN I PARTICIPATE? Click here for a prediabetes risk test.

Questions? Contact Molly Michalek at



One of the partnership goals between the Marshfield Clinic Health System and the YMCA is to help transform the way prevention-based health, wellness and family-service programs are delivered to Marshfield and area communities.

To help meet that goal, the Marshfield Clinic Health System YMCA offers the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, an evidence-based program focused on lifestyle and behavior changes. The participant goal of this program is to lose 5 to 7 percent of their body weight and increase physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week.


This program is led by a certified lifestyle coach who is trained on the CDC approved curriculum and begins with 16-weekly sessions, transitioning into bi-weekly then monthly maintenance sessions. A year-long commitment allows participants to focus on small, measurable, and reasonable goals and provides them with group support, motivation and encouragement needed to live a healthier life.


Participants who qualify for the program must be:

  • 18 years or older
  • Overweight (Body Mass Index (BMI) > 25)
  • Diagnosis of prediabetes via a blood test or a previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes.
  • A qualifying score when there is no access to a blood test.