RESET: Small Steps, Big Change
Fairfield Service Center, 1295 West Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, Florida 32501
Prediabetes Printable Risk Test (91 KB; pdf)
To find out if you’re at risk, take this risk test or ask your health care professional about getting a blood sugar test.
If you think you have prediabetes, act now! You can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes.
Are you ready to commit to better health? Joining a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program is one of the most effective ways to prevent getting type 2 diabetes.
Contact us to enroll in a program or if you have questions about your risk for prediabetes." "Call 850-316-2764 or email Reset.Escambia@flhealth.gov
RESET Class Flyer (239KB; pdf)
What is the RESET: Small Steps, Big Change Program?
RESET: Small Steps, Big Change is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is scientifically proven to help people who have prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes, prevent or delay development of type 2 diabetes by more than 58%.
Did you score a 5 or higher on the quiz?A score of 5 or higher means you are at a higher risk of developing prediabetes. Prediabetes, if left untreated, can increase your risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Contact the RESET: Small Steps, Big Change Programat the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County to find how you can cut your risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half. Call 850-595-6500 x 1821 to find out more.
What Is the Format of RESET: Small Steps, Big Change?
RESET: Small Steps, Big Change lasts for one year and is offered in-person and online.
In-person cohorts meet the entire year at the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County.Groups meet weekly for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. During each session, your lifestyle coach will teach a lesson and lead a group discussion.
Online cohorts use HALT, a Health and Lifestyle Training Platform that delivers the National Diabetes Prevention Program through an easy to navigate online platform.
Benefits of Participating Online
- HALT participants can access online programs whenever and wherever their schedule allows
- Participants interact with coaches virtually at their convenience
- There is no need to travel. Everything needed is right in the app
- No need for childcare, pet care or elder care to take care of yourself
- Local coaches give you recommendations for how to get healthier in your community
How Will this Program Help Me Prevent Diabetes?
In this lifestyle change program, you will learn to:
- Eat a healthy diet
- Add physical activity to your routine
- Lose weight and maintain a healthy weight for life
- Manage stress
- Understand and respond to your food cues
- Stay motivated
- Solve problems and overcome challenges that get in the way of making healthy changes
For more information about RESET: Small Steps, Big Change Curriculum, visit Why Participate?
- What Is the Benefit of Being Part of RESET: Small Steps, Big Change?
- Where Can I Participate in RESET: Small Steps, Big Change?
- Does RESET: Small Steps, Big Change Work?
- What Is Type 2 Diabetes?
- What Is Prediabetes?
- Who is at Risk for Prediabetes and How Do I Qualify?
- Can I Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?
- Your RESET: Small Steps, Big Change Lifestyle Coach
As part of a RESET group, you will work with other participants and a trained lifestyle coach to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes. These changes include losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active, and managing stress.
Being part of a group provides support from other people who are facing similar challenges and trying to make the same changes you are. Together you can celebrate successes and find ways to overcome obstacles.
Free classes will be offered at the:
Florida Department of Health in Escambia County
1295 West Fairfield Drive
Pensacola, Florida, 32501
Call 850-316-2764 for class schedule information.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have type 2 diabetes, your body can’t use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugar to build up in your blood.
Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition. It can lead to health issues such as heart attack; stroke; blindness; kidney failure; or loss of toes, feet, or legs.
If you have these risk factors, you may be at higher risk than others for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.
- You are overweight.
- You are 45 years of age or older
- Your parent or sibling has type 2 diabetes
- You are physically active fewer than 3 times per week
- You ever gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds
- You ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes)
If you think you may be at risk, a health care provider can do a blood test to see if you have diabetes or prediabetes.
You can join the program if you:
- Are 18 or older.
- Are overweight (BMI >25 or >23 for people of Asian heritage).
- Can't already be diagnosed with diabetes
- Previously diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes
- Have prediabetes:
- Recent blood test
- Score of 5 or higher on thePrediabetes Risk Test
RESET: Small Steps, Big Change lifestyle coaches have the experience and training to help you reach your goals. Your lifestyle coach will help you:
- Learn the facts about healthy eating and physical activity and explain how these behaviors will help reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes
- Set and meet your goals
- Build relationships with other participants
- Work as a group to meet challenges
Our Lifestyle Coaches come from a variety of professional backgrounds; including Health Coaches and Registered Dietitians. Your lifestyle coach will adapt the sessions to match your group’s background, interests, and needs. For example, your coach may:
- Show you how to prepare healthy versions of popular local or ethnic foods and ask for ideas from group members
- Provide tips for eating healthy during cultural holidays or events
- Share fun local events that can help you be physically active
- Give you handouts to address your specific concerns