November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, an opportunity to build awareness of what diabetes is, who can be effected by it, how it can be prevented, and for those who are already diagnosed with diabetes, how to best manage it. Learning about the risks of developing this disease can greatly reduce and/or prolong your chances of developing diabetes. For those who are diagnosed with diabetes, taking care of yourself physically and mentally, can reduce your risks of complications from the disease.
The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County can help you learn more about preventing diabetes with our Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and managing your diabetes with our Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSME). All classes are taught by registered and licensed dietitians and health educators. We offer these free programs (both online and in person) to those who qualify.
Phone:(813) 307- 8009.
Fax Number: (813) 307-8094