Approximately 20% of the U.S. population and 40% of individuals with diabetes are affected by depression. Not only can depression lead to poor health outcomes, but it can also impact productivity and general quality of life.
To explore the issues surrounding depression and diabetes, Valerie Lambert, LCSW will focus on how to recognize the signs and risk factors which may indicate depression and anxiety in patients with diabetes; how to apply strategies to help someone with diabetes manage or decrease depression/anxiety and increase coping skills; and how to recognize when referral for treatment of depression/anxiety would be appropriate.
D. Ware Branch, MD is a Professor and Obstetrician/Gynecologist at the University of Utah, Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Intermountain Medical Center, and Medical Director of the Women and Newborns’ Clinical Program at Intermountain Healthcare. Dr. Branch has extensive experience in treating women with gestational diabetes and will share his insights into best practices and evidence.
The Impact of Exercise on Diabetes Management
Jason Blackham, MD
Jason Blackham, MD practices at the Intermountain Calton/Harrison Orthopedic Clinic in Ogden, Utah, where he holds board certification in Internal Medicine/Sports Medicine. For this Diabetes Telehealth Program, Dr. Blackham will focus on how exercise improves health outcomes in diabetes and its impact on the physiology of diabetes. Furthermore, Dr. Blackham will discuss pre-exercise physical evaluation for a person with diabetes and its relation to an exercise prescription, as well as guidelines for athletes with type 1 diabetes.
Betsi Patino Utah Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
PO Box 142107
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2107
Phone: (801) 538-6593
Fax: (801) 538-9495