Diabetes is a serious disease with potentially life-threatening consequences. It is a chronic disease that can be controlled through
nutrition, physical activity, medication and regular doctor visits.
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 from taking
a self-management education class.
Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME)
will answer these questions for you:
- What is diabetes?
- How do I get my blood sugars down?
- What and how much should I eat?
- What physical activity should I do?
- How and when do I take my prescribed medicine?
- How do I test my blood sugar?
- What do my blood sugar, A1c and lipid numbers mean?
- How do I prevent low blood sugar?
- How do I care for my feet?
- How do I prevent diabetes related problems?
- What do I do when I am sick or traveling?
- How do I deal with stress?
- If I use tobacco, how do I stop?
Learning About Diabetes, Inc., is a non-profit, charitable, educational corporation dedicated to providing patients, caregivers, and health care professionals with:
- Easy-to-read, low literacy, and very low literacy health education programs for all ages
- Culturally sensitive foreign-language programs for those in need of health care information in their native language
- Research on the role of art and design in creating effective health care communications
Classes and Support Groups
Utah Diabetes Center, University Health Care
For dates, times and registration information, please call (801) 587-3913 or visit www.healthcare.utah.edu/utahdiabetescenter. The Utah Diabetes Center is accepting all patients. Those without insurance may be covered. Please call for more information.
Cada 3er miercoles y jueves del mes de 4:00 pm a 6:00 pm
El centro de diabetes también acepta pacientes sin aseguaranza.
Para más información llamar al (801) 587-3913 o al 585-5413
Granger Professional Pharmacy in West Valley City
Please e-mail Diabetes101@ymail.com or call 1-801-965-3639 for class information.
Free Diabetes Self-Management Course
Mountain West Medical Center, 255 South 100 East, Tooele
Diabetes/Pre-Diabetes Exercise Program, University of Utah Rehabilitation and Wellness Clinic
The University of Utah Rehabilitation and Wellness Clinic offers a 6-week exercise program (12 sessions) for individuals with diabetes and pre-diabetes. Please call (801) 581-6696 for more information or visist their website at www.health.utah.edu/pt/clinical/rehab.html.
Tongan and Samoan Diabetes Education Classes
Please call (801) 467-8712 for more information before attending to verify times and locations.
Hill Air Force Base Diabetes Classes
First and third Tuesday of every month at the Family Medicine Clinic, 75th Medical Group at Hill AFB. People with diabetes, families, and significant others are all welcome.
Davis County Support Group
The Diabetes Care Centers of Utah at Davis Hospital in Layton Utah sponsors a Diabetes Support Group. For class information please call (801) 807-7360 or visit www.davishospital.com.