Diabetes Program Frequently Asked Questions
Question 1: How do I enroll in programs?
Answer: Call 850-526-2412 or email WellnessBuddy@doh.state.fl.us
Question 2: What is diabetes?
Answer: Diabetes is usually a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there are high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood.
Question 3: What are the types of diabetes?
Answer: Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Gestational diabetes, and Other types of diabetes
Question 4: Can diabetes be cured?
Answer: here is no cure for diabetes. Managing the disease to prevent adverse health effects requires lifestyle modifications (healthy eating and being active) and, in most cases medication.
Question 5: How is diabetes treated?
Answer: Meal planning, physical activity, insulin and/or oral medications to lower blood glucose levels are the foundation of diabetes treatment and management.
Question 6: Can I prevent diabetes?
Answer: Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is highly associated with obesity. Type 2 diabetes can often be prevented or delayed in at-risk populations through lifestyle modifications involving weight loss and regular physical activity.