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Utah Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

Utah Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

Physical Address: 288 North 1460 West

Email Address: acarolan@utah.gov, bpatino@utah.gov

Phone Numbers: 801-538-9209, 801-538-6141

Hours of Service: Monday-Friday 8 am – 5 pm


The Utah Diabetes Prevention and Control Program works through partnerships to improve the quality of life for all Utahns affected by diabetes. The DPCP established the Health Plan Partnership in 1999.

This unique coalition represents six major health plans in the state that works in unison to improve care for insured members with diabetes. We also work with health systems and the state QIO to update the Utah Diabetes Practice Recommendations for Adults. We implemented a program to increase referrals to smoking cessation resources among CHC patients with diabetes. We currently play a prominent role in the Utah Women’s Health Information Network, funded by the Office of Women’s Health, to increase retinal screening among CHC patients with diabetes. We provide funding and/or technical support to community-based organizations and tribes across the state.


 

We work in partnerships to improve the quality of life for all Utahns at risk for, or affected by, diabetes.

 

Caregiver Education:

 

• Description of physical, cognitive, emotional limitations or disease process your organization focuses on: Our program focuses on prevention of diabetes and reducing complications associated with this disease.

 

• Progression of condition and what to expect: Diabetes leads to an increased risk of amputations, blindness, kidney disease, heath attack and stroke. Diabetes management requires extensive lifestyle changes and people with diabetes must have family support for optimal management.

 

• Recommended treatment options: Regular physician visits, A1C testing twice a year, and visits to specialist as appropriate.

 

• Where to learn more: See a diabetes educator http://health.utah.gov/diabetes/education1/consumerpt.htm#classesandsupportgroups

 

• Link to your website and additional information: http://health.utah.gov/diabetes