Diabetes Management Programs

The rate of diabetes is rising in Utah. If you already have diabetes, management is key to living a healthy life. Our programs want to help. 

Intensive Diabetes Education and Support (IDEAS) Program

The Intensive Diabetes Education and Support (IDEAS) Program is focused on providing you and your care partners (family member or friend) with the tools to be successfully manage your diabetes.

Diabetes Complications Program

The Complications Program helps detect the early stages of eye disease. These programs are designed with you in mind.

Intensive Diabetes Education and Support (IDEAS) Program

Learn to successfully manage your diabetes with University of Utah Health’s Intensive Diabetes Education and Support (IDEAS) Program.

This program is designed to offer personalized care. We will teach you about managing your diabetes in a small group setting. Our team will work with you individually to make a plan that will help you reach your health goals, despite diabetes. Our program can be lifechanging for both individuals with a newer diagnosis of diabetes and those who have had diabetes for many years.

Some of the activities you will be a part of include the following:

  • Meet with a nurse practitioner or physician, diabetes educators, and social worker to talk about your diabetes treatment goals
  • Learn about the most up-to-date diabetes medications and technology
  • Learn about exercise and nutrition that fit with your individual lifestyle, needs, and goals
  • Discuss coping with diabetes

Who Can Participate?

Anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes can participate in our program. We have a limited number of spots per session (eight to ten people).  We encourage you to attend with a care partner (like a family member or friend).

This diabetes program is offered in English and Spanish.

Tenemos esta programa en Español tambien.

Diabetes Complications Program

If you have diabetes, you may be at high risk of developing eye complications. The Diabetes Complications Program provides retinal testing to identify early signs of complications. We use non-invasive Fundus Photography to check your eyes for these complications. Each test takes less than 15 minutes to complete. By detecting complications early, you’ll be able to find proper treatment more quickly.

This program is offered at the Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Center in partnership with Moran Eye Center and University of Utah.

Who Performs the Test?

A trained medical assistant performs the Fundus Photography test.

Who Can Be Tested?

Anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes can be tested if they meet certain criteria such as:

  • You have not had an eye exam for over a year.
  • You experience vision changes or new floaters or flashes.

To see if you qualify for testing within the Diabetes Complication Program, please call 801-587-3937.

How to Enroll

To enroll in the program or for more information, call or email:

Julie Neuberger, Program Coordinator
julie.neuberger@hsc.utah.edu
801-587-3930