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

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For Healthcare Providers

Contact the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention

Prevent Diabetes STAT 

Healthcare providers can help patients lower their chances of getting diabetes by following the guidelines in the toolkit, Prevent Diabetes STAT:  Screen, Test, Act Today

Screen:  Take the quiz to find out if you are at risk.

Test:  If you are at risk, ask your doctor for a diabetes test.

Act Today:  If you have or are at risk for prediabetes, lifestyle changes such as healthy eating, increased physical activity, and losing just 5-7% of body weight, can help you prevent diabetes.  The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is an evidence-based program that can help you make lifestyle changes and prevent diabetes. Recognized DPPs are listed on the CDC registry.

Find a Diabetes Prevention Program

The National DPP Customer Service Center provides organizations easy access to information and resources about prediabetes and the National DPP https://nationaldppcsc.cdc.gov/s/

Visit the Guidance Manual for Building and Sustaining a Quality Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) Service developed by the Florida Diabetes Alliance Inc. to provide practical guidance on developing DSMES services.

DSMES Guidance Manual