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The Diabetes Education Center

Florida Department of Health in Flagler County

The Florida Department of Health in Flagler County is proud to offer the Diabetes Self-Management Program, and the Gestational Diabetes Program locally to benefit those affected by diabetes and help prevent others from developing the disease.

Through its Diabetes Education Center, the department improves access to diabetes education for residents through counseling; prevention, self-management and gestational diabetes classes; and insulin and Sharps disposal programs.

To enroll in the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program contact Melody Pierre-Jean at 386-313-7264 or email at

Current offerings include:

  • 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.

For more information, or if you or someone you know is interested in enrolling, please contact Melody Pierre-Jean 386-313-7263.

  • Gestational Diabetes Education

Gestational diabetes Education requires physician referral.  Registered dietitians cover topics such as overview of gestational diabetes, blood glucose monitoring, nutrition counseling, insulin instruction and post-pregnancy care.

For more information or to register for this program please contact Melody Pierre-Jean at 386-313-7263.

  • Community Education (Community Glucose Screening)

Presentations on special topics related to chronic disease prevention and management offered on a quarterly basis.

  • Corporate Wellness

We provide employers with biometric screenings for their employees to comply with worksite wellness initiatives as well as provide disease management education and prevention opportunities.

  • Insulin Program

Three types of insulin (billed on a sliding scale) are available at the Health Department: Humulin Reg, Humulin N, and Humulin 70/30. (Insulin home delivery may be available from the pharmacy.)

Call for more information 386-437-7350, ext. 7087.

  • Sharps Disposal Program

Flagler residents may safely dispose of biohazardous medical waste, such as insulin syringes and disposable lancets, by dropping their Sharps container at the Florida Department of Health Flagler. Replacement containers cost $5 (large) and $3 (small).

Call for more information 386-437-7358.

Hours of Operation 

Diabetes Services Program’s hours of operation are Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please call to schedule an appointment. Consultations during alternate hours are possible with an appointment. Please contact our staff at:

Florida Department of Health in Flagler County
206 Dr. Carter Blvd.
Bunnell, Florida 32110