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Diabetes Prevention

Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County

Physical Address:

Milton Location
5527 Stewart St.
Milton, FL, 32570

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Click here to take the Prediabetes Risk assessment test.

The Santa Rosa Department of Health National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) is fully recognized by The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an evidence-based solution to lower the risk, delay, or prevent people with prediabetes from developing diabetes type 2. The program teaches participants how to incorporate physical activity and healthy dietary choices. In addition, it offers tips on managing stress in daily life and staying motivated to reach personal goals.

What Does the Program Offer?

  • 1-year lifestyle change program
  • Group meetings in a group setting
  • Trained lifestyle coach
  • Dietary, physical and motivational support

"Research show that CDC-recognized lifestyle change program participants who lost 5-7% of their body weight and added 150 minutes of exercise per week cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 58% (71% for people over 60 years old)."

- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2021-2022 Santa Rosa Department of Health Program Statistics:

  • 19 participants have fully completed the program.
  • Total weight loss of 477 pounds.
  • 13 participants (68% of participants) lost over 5% of their starting weight.
  • A goal of 150 minutes of moderate physical activity is recommended weekly, and a total increase of 600 minutes a week from the participants was achieved.
  • Several past participants were successful in lowering their hemoglobin A1C scores as a result of making changes to their lifestyle.

"Class has been instrumental in lowering my A1C and providing excellent health and nutrition info."

- 2022-2023 Santa Rosa Class Participant

Participate in a Group Prevention Program 

Would you like to participate in a group prediabetes prevention program with a trained lifestyle coach from the Santa Rosa Department of Health? For more information or to reserve a spot call 850-564-2249 or click here.