Diabetes Prevention and Management Programs


Diabetes Prevention and Management Programs

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. 

Qualifications:

  1. Adults 18 years and older for both programs.
  2. For diabetes management (DSME): must be diagnosed with diabetes and have your most recent A1C
  3.  For diabetes prevention (DPP): must be overweight, at risk for developing diabetes or has been diagnosed with pre-diabetes by your healthcare provider

Contact us for more information:

Phone:(813) 307- 8009.
Fax Number: (813) 307-8094