STATE OF UTAH DIABETES PROGRAM

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has a simple test you can take which takes less than a minute.  This test can tell you if you are a prime candidate for diabetes.  This will give you a "heads up" if you need to change your lifestyle to avoid being diabetic.  

 

Click on the button to take you to the CDC website, scroll down, and click on the widget that says"Take the test, Know your Score".

 

If you are not able to open the test on CDC,

click on the following link and take the test offered by The National Diabetes Education Program. http://ndep.nih.gov/media/NDEP_Risk_test.pdf

Di Diabetes Self-Management Education

Diabetes is a serious disease with potentially life-threatening consequences.  Proper nutrition, physical activity, regular visits to your doctor, and medication can help you control your blood sugar level.  If you have just been told you have diabetes; your treatment plan has changed; you are not meeting your diabetes targets, or are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, you will benefit by taking a self -management education class.

 

Diabetes education can help you learn to monitor blood sugar levels correctly, avoid highs and lows, and plan your meals and snacks.

 

Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) is the cornerstone of care for all individuals with diabetes who want to achieve successful health outcomes and avoid complications.  The ten-week program is conducted in health care settings, such as physicians offices and clinics, pharmacies and hospital outpatient settings.

 

Below is a link to certified DSME providers in our health district.  

 

www.castleviewhospital.net

www.mrhmoab.org

Information is available about preventing diabetes through our offices.  You may read more on the CDC website here.

If you are a physician, please contact our Health Education department at any of our offices at SEUHD. (click here)

 

  • Work in partnershps to improve the quality of life of all Utahns at risk for, or affected by, diabetes

 

The Utah Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP) has been funded since 1980 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

We work to:

 

  • Inform Utahns of the seriousness, symptoms, and risk factors of diabetes

  • Help Utahns with diabetes learn to control their diabetes and prevent complications

  • Increase awareness of methods to prevent type 2 diabetes in Utahns with impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance

  • Decrease or delay complications due to unmanaged diabetes

  • Improve insurance coverage for Utahns with diabetes

  • Assure access to high quality diabetes education programs

  • Promote improved quality of medical care in local communities

 

What we do:

 

  • Collect, analyze, and distribute regional and statewide Utah diabetes data

  • Certify diabetes self-management education programs

  • Partner with primary care providers and other health professionals

  • Partner with health insurance plans

  • Conduct diabetes public awareness campaigns

  • Offer diabetes continuing education presentations for healthcare professionals

  • Develop, distribute, and promote "Utah Diabetes Practice Recommendations"

  • Provide diabetes management tools for professional

  • Collaborate with diabetes agencies and stakeholders in the community

  • Provide funding to community agencies for local diabetes activities

 

Make It a Team Effort

The American Diabetes Association recommends blood glucose screening for everyone age 45 and older who is overweight.  If you're older than age 45 and at a normal weight, ask your doctor about earlier testing.  Also ask your doctor about testing if you're younger than age 45 and overweight with one or more additional risk factors for type 2 diabetes--such as a sedentary lifestyle or a family history of diabetes.

 

Also share your concerns about diabetes prevention.  Your doctor will applaud your efforts to keep diabetes at bay, and perhaps offer additional suggestions based on your medical history or other factors.

 

Could You Have Diabetese & Not Know It?

There are 20.8 million children and adults in the US with diabetes--and nearly one-third of them (or 6.2 million people) do not know it!  Take the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Risk Test to see if you are at risk for having or developing type 2 diabetes.  Diabetes is more common in African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  If you are a member of one of these ethnic groups, you need to pay special attention to Diabetes Risk Test.

 

Every individual with diabetes deserves the highest standard of care and education.

Health Education Classes & Individual Counseling Available 

Castleview Hospital (Carbon County)

435-637-4800

Address:
28 South 100 East
Price, UT 84501

bgarff@utah.gov
Tel: 435-637-3671
Fax: 435-637-1933

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