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Diabetes Prevention

Florida Department of Health in Washington County

Making a Lifestyle Change is Hard…We Can HELP

Make a commitment to your health:

Diabetes Prevention Program

LEARN skills to lose weight, be more physically active, and manage stress

RECEIVE support from a Lifestyle Coach

BOND with others sharing your same struggles

CALL TODAY: 850-845-5079 OR 850-614-6071

 


Diabetes Self-Management Program 

If you have Type 2 diabetes, you know how challenging it can be to manage your disease. Healthy eating, physical activity, monitoring your condition, taking medication, and reducing your risk for complications are probably part of your daily routine. At one time, all of this might seem overwhelming.

As a member of your healthcare team, a diabetes educator makes managing your diabetes easier. They work with you to develop a plan to stay healthy, and give you the tools and ongoing support to make that plan a regular part of your life.

Diabetes education is a recognized part of your diabetes care and is covered by Medicare and most health insurance plans when it is offered through an accredited diabetes education program, which has met vigorous criteria set by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

The Florida Department of Health- Holmes & Washington has diabetes self-management classes available to any one regardless of insurance or income.

Call Melissa Medley, R.N. at 850-845-5079 or 850-614-6071 to register for a class.

 

TO VIEW A VIDEO ABOUT TYPE 2 DIABETES, CLICK HERE.

TO VIEW A DIABETIC TESTIMONIAL VIDEO BY RANDY ADAMS, CLICK HERE.

TO VIEW A DIABETIC TESTIMONIAL VIDEO BY ANDREA LOCKE, CLICK HERE.

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