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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Diabetes Services Program Booklets:

Diabetes Services Partnership Guide for Practitioners and Practice Managers (This is a PDF file that opens in a new window. The file size is 1.2 MB)

Links to Outside Diabetes Resources:

American Diabetes Association

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


American Association of Diabetes Educators

Diabetes Services

Contact Us

If you have concerns, questions or suggestions about the services offered through the Diabetes Services Program, please contact the program manager at 850-252-9656.  We welcome your feedback and will utilize it for continuing improvement of service delivery.

Diabetes Services 

The Diabetes Services program is committed to excellence in chronic disease prevention and health promotion through education. Development of health management strategies along with education is integral to decreasing risk for development of chronic disease and managing diagnosed chronic disease. 

The program currently offers the following services:

National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) – A CDC-recognized lifestyle change program that can reduce a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (71% in individuals aged 65 and older). The program teaches strategies for eating healthy and incorporating physical activity into daily life through a group setting led by a Lifestyle Coach.

Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) - A program for those diagnosed with diabetes to help them learn more about diabetes, have improved blood glucose levels, reduce their risk of complications and improve their quality of life. Advanced Diabetes Self-Management Education (ADSME) classes are facilitated by diabetes educators utilizing the International Diabetes Center (IDC) curriculum. DOH-Bay’s program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Community Education – Our staff provide presentations on topics related to chronic disease prevention and management on an as-needed basis.

Diabetes Risk Screening – Staff offer individuals the opportunity to take the diabetes risk test and have their blood screened to determine their risk for diabetes. Screenings may also be scheduled for community-wide events on request.