YMCA of the Triangle Working to Reduce the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in North Carolina
In North Carolina, one in three people have prediabetes and one-third of those with prediabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes within five years. However, studies show that people with prediabetes can prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes through lifestyle changes like healthy eating and increased physical activity. This was the case for Wake County resident, Michelle.
In 2016, United Way of the Greater Triangle and its Teaming for Technology staff formed a partnership with Univision 40, the local affiliate to the country’s largest Spanish-language network, and Google Fiber to create La Familia Technology Awareness Program. This initiative provides newly refurbished computers to young children and their families who do not have a computer at home. The program’s two-generational approach also provides children and their parents with a baseline understanding of how to use computers through bilingual trainings and support. The computer access not only helps children succeed in school, it helps their parents and caregivers communicate with teachers, giving them an opportunity to be more involved in their children's education.
Did You Know?
In 2016, the YMCA's Annual Campaign provided more than $7 million to people in need.
The YMCA of the Triangle operates 16 facility branches in Wake, Chatham, Durham, Orange and Lee Counties.