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Diabetes Prevention

Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County

Physical Address:

Milton Location
5527 Stewart St.
Milton, FL, 32570
850-983-5200 - option 3

8 a.m.–5 p.m.


The National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) is 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.

Program Statistics:

  • Participants added 150 minutes of exercise per week.
  • Studies show that participants with prediabetes reduced their risk of developing diabetes by 58% (71% in individuals aged 65 and older).
  • Modest behavioral changes helped participants lose 5% to 7% of their body weight.

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? To find out if you have prediabetes click here to take the online risk assessment. For more information or to reserve a spot call 850-564-2251. 

What Does the Program Offer?

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