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Procedure - Diabetes Education

While a diabetes diagnosis does mean some serious lifestyle changes for patients in Utah, the specialists at Ogden Clinic aim to ease this transition through diabetes education and blood sugar management tips.

Diabetes Education - Prevention and Management

In order to prevent prediabetes, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes, it is important to take the following preventative measures:

  • Lose excess weight: Obesity is one of the leading causes of all forms of diabetes, so if you have prediabetes or are concerned about your blood sugar in general, it is important to lose excess weight. This is also important for women looking to get pregnant. Since weight loss is not recommended during pregnancy, it is important to shed those extra pounds before getting pregnant to help prevent gestational diabetes.
  • Stay active: Sedentary lifestyles are known to cause serious health problems such as diabetes. Remember to stay active for at least 30 minutes most days of the week.
  • Eat healthy, whole foods: Eat lots of protein, vegetables, fruit, and whole grains, and remember to watch your portion sizes.

Once you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is important to make a commitment to managing your condition.

  • Quit smoking: Cigarettes and other tobacco products increase your risk for diabetes-related complications. If you have trouble quitting, talk to your Ogden Clinic doctor about ways to stop smoking.
  • Regulate cholesterol and blood pressure levels: By eating healthy and staying active, you can more easily manage these levels. Healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels will reduce unnecessary complications related to the diabetes.
  • Pay special attention to your teeth and feet: These two areas are especially sensitive for people with diabetes. People with diabetes are more prone to gum infections and blisters and cuts on the feet. It is important to brush and floss twice daily, and wash your feet daily in warm water.
  • Schedule regular exams: As a diabetic, one of the most crucial parts of health management is to see your doctor once a year, including getting an annual eye exam.
  • Maintain a strong immune system: It is important to eat healthy and get regular immunizations including a flu shot once a year.
  • Drink alcohol in moderation: Depending on the type of alcohol, frequent alcohol consumption can cause serious blood sugar spikes and dips.

If you would like to speak to one of our specialists about diabetes education, contact Ogden Clinic in Utah today.

Kelly  Amann, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Amann, Kelly, DO
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Enrique  Baires, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Baires, Enrique, MD
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Carolyn  Belfry, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Belfry, Carolyn, MD
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Sheryl  Bingham, FNP-C, Medical Weight Loss,  Women’s Center - McKay, Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Bingham, Sheryl, FNP-C
4403 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-397-6150
Daniel  Broadbent, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Farmington

Broadbent, Daniel, MD
991 W. Shepard Lane
Farmington, UT
801-397-6080
Stephen  Bruce, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Bruce, Stephen, MD
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771
Daniel  Chappell, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  McKay-Dee Hospital – Laborist Program, Farmington, LDS Hospital - Labor and Delivery Services, Lakeview Hospital - Labor and Delivery Services

Chappell, Daniel, DO
4401 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-397-6080
Mark  Christian, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Christian, Mark, MD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
Van  Christiansen, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Christiansen, Van, MD
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
David  Cope, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic, LDS Hospital - Labor and Delivery Services, Lakeview Hospital - Labor and Delivery Services

Cope, David, MD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
Christopher  Davis, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Davis, Christopher, DO
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
Darek  Eggleston, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Eggleston, Darek, DO
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Matthew  Hagemeyer, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Hagemeyer, Matthew, MD
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
John  Hemmersmeier, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Hemmersmeier, John, MD
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771
Damon  Marsh, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Marsh, Damon, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Brett  Martindale, MD, Family Medicine, Sports Medicine,  Professional Center South, South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Martindale, Brett, MD
4700 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-475-3300
Roark  Neville, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Neville, Roark, MD
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
Grace  O'Brien, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Skyline

O'Brien, Grace, DO
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800
Rohn  Rigby, MD, Family Medicine, Medical Weight Loss,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Rigby, Rohn, MD
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
J. David Schmitz, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Schmitz, J., MD
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Raymond  Ward, MD, PhD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Ward, Raymond, MD, PhD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
Renee  West, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Professional Center North

West, Renee, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000
Ryan  Westbroek, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Skyline

Westbroek, Ryan, FNP-C
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800
Jonathan  Wilson, FNP-C, Medical Weight Loss,  Mountain View, Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Wilson, Jonathan, FNP-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600