Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, in partnership with the YMCA Southcoast, has decided offer the Diabetes Prevention Program at no cost to AN ADDITIONAL 45 eligible New Bedford municipal employees and their spouses.
Right now, 12 participants from varying city segments, including Schools, DPW & DPI have reached their 16 week milestone. Collectively, they have lost an average of 5.5% of their body weight!
Two additional classes, with 19 other employees, have kicked off since then, and those groups are seeing 100% participation rates.
If you think you’re at risk for Diabetes or are not sure, and want to know more, now is the perfect opportunity to inquire.
Employees on an HMO Blue New England, Blue Choice or Blue Care Elect plan through the City of New Bedford who think they could be at risk for diabetes are encouraged to please reach out to see if you qualify.
Contact the YMCA Southcoast at (508)996-9622 ext. 141 or send an email to
The next New Bedford YDPP Session starts:
Tuesday, May 22nd 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
The class will be at the New Bedford YMCA. 

There are still openings at this time and we would like invite the City of New Bedford Employees to join!
Additional class dates and times will be created based on your availability, so inquire soon!

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