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Diabetes is a serious disease with potentially life-threatening consequences. Proper nutrition, physical activity, regular visits to your doctor, and medication can help you control your blood sugar level. 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 by taking a self-management education class.

Diabetes education can help you learn to monitor blood sugar levels correctly, avoid highs and lows, and plan your meals and snacks.

For more information, contact Jonelle Fitzgerald at 435-657-3260


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The health department, Heber Valley Hospital, and USU Extension host a monthly meeting to help those with diabetes (or their caregivers) with information on how to live healthy and keep the condition under control. These meetings provide a place where people can learn from each other while also receiving information from health experts. Activities include learning about diabetes-friendly meals, viewing recipe demonstrations, and sampling healthy foods. 

Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of every month at 6:00 PM at the health department. For more information or to participate in the program, call Jonelle at 435-657-3260.

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Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) is the cornerstone of care for all individuals with diabetes who want to achieve successful health outcomes and avoid complications. The ten-week program is conducted in health care settings, such as physicians’ offices and clinics, pharmacies and hospital outpatient settings.

Below is a list of certified DSME providers in WasatchCounty:

  Betty Wade, RD, CD, CDE
  Clinical Dietitian, Diabetes Educator, Community Outreach
  Heber Valley Medical Center
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