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Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

American Diabetes Association

Enroll in the National Diabetes Prevention Program at DOH-Seminole.

Contact Herronda Mortimer at 407-665-3011

Enroll in the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at DOH-Seminole.

Contact Emily Haller at 407-665-3339


Diabetes Intervention Services

Florida Department of Health in Seminole County

Could you have prediabetes? Take the Risk test. American Diabetes Association and the CDC.

The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County (DOH-Seminole) is committed to the health of Seminole County residents and is proud to be able to have the Diabetes Prevention and the Diabetes Self-Management Programs locally to benefit those affected by diabetes and help prevent others from developing the disease.

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or have a family history of diabetes, you can make changes and continue to enjoy the benefits of a healthier more energetic lifestyle. Watch this video to learn more.

The Diabetes Intervention Services seek to improve access to diabetes education and prevention information for Seminole County residents and help them manage their health through the offering of diabetes prevention and self-management education. 

Current offerings include:

  • Diabetes Prevention

The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County is offering and is enrolling for free diabetes prevention classes. The classes focus on making modest behavior changes helped participants lose 5% to 7% of their body weight which reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% in people with pre-diabetes. The program consists of 16 weekly sessions followed by at least 6 monthly maintenance sessions.

Are you at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes?

Diabetes Prevention Program information.

Classes enrolling now

For more information or to register for the program contact Herronda Mortimer at 407-665-3011.

  • Diabetes Self - Management Education (DSME)

Studies show that people who learn more about diabetes, have improved blood glucose levels, are better controlled, reduce their risk of complications and improve their quality of life.  The Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) is for individuals that have been diagnosed with diabetes. DSME consists of 10 hours of individualized instruction provided by a healthcare professional such as a nurse or dietitian who has received continuing education in diabetes. Topics covered include healthy eating, physical activity, monitoring blood sugar, taking medication, problem-solving, healthy coping and reducing risks. The goals of DSME are to increase participants’ knowledge, improve blood sugar control, reduce complications and promote health and wellbeing.

Diabetes Self-Management Program information.

For more information, or if you or someone you know is interested in enrolling, please contact Emily Haller at 407-665-3339.

  • Community Education
Outreach, screenings and presentations on diabetes and other chronic disease prevention and management as well as DOH-Seminole services offered.
  • Diabetes Risk Screening

DOH-Seminole clients and community members are offered the opportunity to take the diabetes risk test and have their blood screened to find out if he/she may be at risk for diabetes. It only takes a few minutes, doesn’t hurt and may put one on the path to a healthier tomorrow. Screenings may also be scheduled for community wide events upon request.

Take the Risk Test from the National Campaign partnership between American Medical Association (AMA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ad Council to continue the fight against type 2 diabetes.

Do I have prediabetes? https://doihaveprediabetes.org/

¿Tengo prediabetes? Spanish: https://doihaveprediabetes.org/es/

The Diabetes Programs are based on the philosophy that medical supervision, along with education in the area of prevention and self-care management, nutrition, exercise, medication, and attitude are important components in the successful prevention and management of diabetes.  Clients are self-referred to program services or referred by their primary health care provider for prevention, education and management training.