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.
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)