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Diabetes Care

Diabetes Care

Want to know more about your diabetes and how to manage it? The Diabetes Care Center of Utah at Jordan Valley Medical Center offers classes to help you learn how lifestyle, medications, stress or illness affect your diabetes.

Diabetes Care

Diabetes Educators
801-562-4245

Outpatient Diabetes Education Program

Our program offers group classes and outpatient consults designed to provide you with knowledge and skills to live a healthy and productive life with diabetes. Attending group classes can be motivating, refreshing and boost confidence in taking steps to control diabetes.

Diabetes Classes

Our diabetes education program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association. Classes are taught by nurses and dietitians who specialize in diabetes care. We provide the support and resources you need to make well-informed decisions about your care including:

  • Meal planning, carbohydrate counting and weight control.
  • Activity & exercise guidelines.
  • Monitoring blood sugar and how to use the results.
  • Diabetes medications, including insulin.
  • Sick day management.
  • Pregnancy and pre-pregnancy planning.
  • Gestational diabetes.
  • Stress management and problem solving.
  • Preventing or delaying diabetes-related problems.
  • Planning a pregnancy or already expecting? Our Gestational Diabetes and Preconception Management program can help you to achieve a healthy pregnancy.

Our diabetes team will support and help you to understand and manage diabetes that develops during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) or exists prior to pregnancy. We offer a program that covers healthy nutrition, blood glucose monitoring, exercise and fetal activity awareness to help you achieve the best outcome possible.

 

Resources

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Safe Travel Tips for People with Diabetes
While getaways are often an opportunity to unplug, relax and enjoy quality time with loved ones, people with diabetes need to think about more than just what clothes to pack. Taking the necessary precautions will help ensure safe and healthy travels.
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Fighting Back Against Diabetes
You can ward off the risk of diabetes complications by following up with your health care provider through regularly scheduled physicals and eye exams, as well as these following tips.
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What Does it Really Mean to Have Pre-Diabetes?
Given that diabetes is costly, hard to treat, and approaching epidemic levels, it’s not surprising that interest in prediabetes is growing. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 86 million Americans aged 20 years or older have prediabetes and only 11.1 percent of Americans with prediabetes have been told they have it.