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Diabetes Program Contact

Diabetes Program Frequently Asked Questions 

Question 1:    How do I enroll in programs?
     Answer:    Call 850-526-2412 or email

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.