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Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME)

Diabetes education is a collaborative process that helps people with diabetes learn how to successfully manage their disease.

Program Benefits

The goal of diabetes education is to help people with diabetes practice self-care behaviors every day and be as healthy as possible. Diabetes self-management education/training is provided by diabetes educators. Real-life guidance and coaching to help people understand exactly how to best manage their diabetes, and to feel supported while doing it. DSME focuses on seven self-care behaviors so that people with diabetes can be healthy and fully enjoy life:

  • Healthy eating
  • Being active
  • Monitoring blood sugar levels
  • Taking medication
  • Problem solving
  • Healthy coping skills
  • Reducing risks

What Is Provided To Participants

  • Education and support on all aspects of diabetes care by diabetes educators in individual or group settings.
  • Individualized plan that includes the tools and support to help make the plan easy to follow.

Resources & Programs

Visit www.choosehealth.utah.gov for more information

Additional Resources

The Utah Department of Health resources:

Partner Resources

Download Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet (PDF)

For More Information On This Program

livingwell@utah.gov
1-888-222-2542

Sources

  1. Utah BRFSS 2014
  2. Robbins JM, Thatcher GE, Webb DA, Valdmanis VG. Nutritionist visits, diabetes classes, and hospitalization rates and charges: the Urban Diabetes Study. Diabetes Care. 2008;31(4):655-60
  3. The American Diabetes Association. The Cost of Diabetes. www.diabetes.org/advocacy/news-events/cost-of-diabetes.html

Living Well with Diabetes (DSMP)

Living Well with Diabetes teaches participants skills to manage their diabetes and other chronic conditions.

Program Benefits

In addition to addressing the physical and emotional symptoms of diabetes, this program also aims to help participants better communicate with their health care providers and make healthy day-to-day decisions. The workshop is goal-orientated and shown to improved health outcomes for people looking to better manage their diabetes. Participants who have completed a workshop demonstrate:

  • Increased exercise
  • Increased ability to do social and household activities
  • Less depression, fear, frustration, and worry about their health
  • Reduction in symptoms like pain
  • Increased confidence in their ability to manage their condition
  • Decreased emergency department visits and hospitalizations
  • Increased knowledge for dealing with diabetes specific symptoms

What Is Provided To Participants

Workshops are facilitated by two trained instructors and meet once a week for six weeks; each class lasts 2 ½ hours. During the workshop the topics covered include:

  • Pain, fatigue, and stress management
  • Monitoring blood sugar and managing hyper/hypoglycemia
  • How to make an action plan to set and achieve attainable goals
  • Problem solving
  • How to deal with difficult emotions and complications
  • Physical activity and exercise
  • Healthy eating
  • Communication skills and working with your health care professional
  • Foot care

Resources & Programs

Visit www.livingwell.utah.gov for more information

Additional Resources

The Utah Department of Health resources:

Partner Resources

Download Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet (PDF)

For More Information On This Program

livingwell@utah.gov
1-888-222-2542

Sources

  1. Utah BRFSS 2014
  2. Lorig K, Ritter PL, Villa FJ, Armas J. Community-based peer-led diabetes self-management: A randomized trial. The Diabetes Educator 2009 July-August;35(4):641-51

National Diabetes Prevention Program

Eighty-six million Americans now have prediabetes—that's 1 out of 3 adults! Of those 86 million, 9 out of 10 of them don't even know they have it.

Program Benefits

Without intervention, 15% to 30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. With numbers like that, it's important to learn about prediabetes and take action. The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is an evidence-based lifestyle change program with the goal to prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes and heart disease among at-risk Utahns.

  • Empowerment through education and application
  • Movement toward a healthier self, one step at a time
  • Sustainability through behavior change
  • Increased physical activity
  • Weight loss

What Is Provided To Participants

This is a 12-month intensive lifestyle change program with 16 weekly and 6 monthly group sessions, The sessions are facilitated by trained lifestyle coaches that encourage, coach, and motivate participants to adopt sustainable lifestyle changes, focusing on:

  • Behavior change
  • Healthy eating strategies
  • Ways to become more physically active
  • Getting 150 minutes of physical activity per week
  • Achieving a 5-7% weight loss

Resources & Programs

Visit www.choosehealth.utah.gov/your-health/lifestyle-change/diabetes-prevention-program.php for more information on the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Utah

Additional Resources

The Utah Department of Health resources:

Partner Resources

Download Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet (PDF)

For More Information On This Program

livingwell@utah.gov
1-888-222-2542

Sources

  1. Albright A, Gregg EW. Preventing type 2 diabetes in communities across the US: the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Am J Prev Med 2013;44(4):S346-S351. Available from www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4539613/
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report: Estimates of Diabetes and Its Burden in the United States, 2014. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014. Available from www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/statsreport14/national-diabetes-report-web.pdf