Providing Life Changing Care

In 2015 Stephen F. Austin Community Health Network entered into a partnership with the Thelma Ley Anderson YMCA in Alvin, TX in an effort to reduce patients being diagnosed with diabetes.  This partnership has created access to education and exercise services for patients desiring to change their lifestyle.  For more information about this program, please call 281-824-1480 or ask your primary care provider.


Reduce your risk for Type 2 diabetes and gain tools for healthy living.


Have you been told any of the following?

  • You have prediabetes

  • You have a BMI of 25 or higher

  • Your A1C is between 5.7% and 6.4%

  • Your fasting plasma glucose is between 100-125 mg/dl

  • You have a family history of diabetes (parent or sibling)

  • You have had gestational diabetes

Participation in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program includes 25 sessions with a healthy lifestyle coach and a free family membership for three months!

Cases include:

  • A free Fitbit for completing the program

  • Partnership with the Houston Food Bank for healthy eating and cooking demos

Lifestyle Changing Tips

Ease Into Fitness
Eat Healthy Without Dieting
Break Bad Eating Habits
Weight Loss Basics
Gestational Diabetes
What is Prediabetes?
BMI Calculator
Health Tips for Men
Health Tips for Women