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PreventT2 Program

Florida Heath Jackson County
PreventT2: A proven program to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The PreventT2 Program Reduces Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, now is the time to take charge of your health and make a change. The PreventT2 lifestyle change program can help!

PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It features an approach that is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

By improving food choices and increasing physical activity, you can lose 5 to 7 percent of your body weight — that is 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds. If you have prediabetes, these lifestyle changes can cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half.

Prediabetes Can Lead to Type 2 Diabetes

One out of three American adults has prediabetes, and most
of them do not know it. Having prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This raises your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Without weight loss or moderate physical activity, many people with prediabetes can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to health issues such as heart attack; stroke; blindness; kidney failure; or loss of toes, feet, or legs.

The lifestyle changes you make in the PreventT2 program will help you prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

1 out of 3 American adults
has prediabetes. If you
have prediabetes, you can
make changes now to
improve your health and
prevent type 2 diabetes.

Join the PreventT2 program starting
Wednesday, March 29
at the Marianna Branch Library.

How the PreventT2 Program Works

As part of a PreventT2 group, you will work with a trained lifestyle coach and other participants to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes. You will learn to eat healthy, add physical activity to your life, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes.

PreventT2 is a year-long program with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, then meetings once or twice a month for the second 6 months to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle changes. By meeting with others who have prediabetes you can celebrate each other’s successes and work together to overcome obstacles

If You Think You May Be at Risk for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes:

  • Download and take this fact sheet to a health care provider and ask to be tested for prediabetes. The health care provider may do a simple blood test.
  • If you don’t have a health care provider, call the health department to find out if you qualify for the program.
  • You can also check out the “Could You Have Prediabetes?” online quiz at If your score shows you are at high risk for prediabetes, talk to your health care provider or contact our program..

Call or visit DOH on the web today!

DOH in Jackson County
Contact: Whitney Merritt 850.526.2412 EXT 132

Jackson County 2023-2024 Prevent T2

Meeting Day: Wednesday at 9:00 AM

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Schedule

For months 1-5 the group will be meeting weekly. After that the schedule will change to bi-weekly, then 1 day a month. Please see the schedule below for more information.

Date:                                                         Topic:

March 29, 2023                Class “0” Information Session: Are You Committed

April 5, 2023                     Module 1: Introduction to the Program

April 12, 2023                    Module 2: Get Active to Prevent T2

April 19, 2023                    Module 3: Track Your Activity

April 26, 2023                   Module 4: Eat Well to Prevent T2

May 3, 2023                      Module 5: Track Your Food

May 10,2023                     Module 6: Get More Active

May 17, 2023                    Module 7: Burn More Calories Than You Take In

May 24, 2023                   Module 8: Shop and Cook to Prevent T2

June 7, 2023                      Module 9: Manage Stress

June 14, 2023                    Module 10: Find Time for Fitness

June 21, 2023                   Module 11: Cope With Triggers

June 28, 2023                   Module 12: Keep Your Heart Healthy

July 5, 2023                       Module 13: Take Charge of Your Thoughts

July 12, 2023                     Module 14: Get Support

July 19, 2023                     Module 15: Eat Well Away From Home

July 26, 2023                      Module 16: Stay Motivated to Prevent T2

Meeting Schedule changes: Months 6-12 (Bi-weekly Then Once Per Month)

August 2, 2023                 Module 17: When Weight Loss Stalls

August 16, 2023                Module 18: Take A Fitness Break

September 6, 2023           Module 19: Stay Active to Prevent T2

September 20, 2023        Module 20: Stay Active Away From Home

October 4, 2023                Module 21: More About T2

October 18, 2023              Module 22: More About Carbs

November 1, 2023            Module 23: Have Healthy Food You Enjoy

December 6, 2023            Module 24: Get Enough Sleep

 January 3, 2024                Module 25: Get Back on Track

February 7, 2024               Module 26: Prevent T2- For Life

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