As the cost continues to rise, insulin has become unaffordable for many people with diabetes. Some have gone without, or are using less insulin than their prescribed dose. The good news is help is available to assist people with diabetes in obtaining affordable insulin.
In the 2020 Legislative Session, Utah lawmakers passed House Bill 207 (Insulin Access Amendments). This legislation directed the creation of a program allowing Utahns' to purchase insulin at discounted rates. Known as The Utah Insulin Savings Program, it is primarily designed to help individuals who either do not have health insurance, or are covered by insurance with a high deductible requiring them to pay a significant portion of their insulin costs.
Diabetes Self-Management Education
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.
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.
Patient and Provider Resources
The EPICC Program has developed several resources to assist both patients and providers.
- DSME Trifold Brochure for Patients (English)
- DSME Trifold Brochure for Patients (Spanish))
- DSME Handout for Providers
- Provider Referral Form
- Diabetes Self-Management Education Video (English)
- Diabetes Self-Management Education Video (Spanish)
For Health Care Professionals:
Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) is the active, ongoing process of facilitating the knowledge, skill, and ability necessary for diabetes self-care. The overall objectives of DSME are to support informed decision-making and improved self-care behaviors, encourage effective problem-solving and active collaboration with the healthcare team, and improve clinical outcomes, health status, and quality of life. If you are interested in learning more or receiving a scholarship to become an accredited DSME provider to provide quality education to your patients with diabetes, and get reimbursed for doing it, click here to view the Utah DSME Toolkit!
Diabetes in Utah Alliance
The Diabetes in Utah Alliance uses a Google group as a means to share diabetes resources, events, and information throughout Utah. Many of the members are diabetes professionals, but anyone interested is welcome to join. The group is administrated by members of the EPICC staff.
If you would like to become a member of the Diabetes in Utah Alliance, or if you are located in Utah and would like more information on joining the Utah DSME Network, please contact Brittany Ly.
|Site/Program Name||Address||City||Phone #|
|Alta View Clinic||9450 South 1300 East||Sandy||(801) 314-4500|
|American Fork Hospital||98 North 1100 East||American Fork||(801) 855-3471|
|Ashley Regional Medical Center||150 West 100 North||Vernal||(435) 781-6874|
|Avenues Specialty Clinic||324 10th Avenue||Salt Lake City||(801) 314-4500|
|Birch Family Pharmacy||493 North Main Street||Tooele||(435) 882-7775|
|Bountiful Clinic||390 North Main Street||Bountiful||(801) 314-4755|
|Brigham City Hospital||950 South 500 West||Brigham City||(435) 734-4339|
|Carbon Medical Service Association||305 Center Street||East Carbon||(435) 888-4411|
|Cedar City Hospital||110 West 1325 North||Cedar City||(435) 868-5576|
|Central Valley Medical Center||48 West 1500 North||Nephi||(435) 623-3108|
|Comprehensive Care Clinic||5171 South Cottonwood St||Murray||(801) 507-9390|
|Cottonwood Endocrine & Diabetes Center||5770 South 250 East||Murray||(801) 314-4500|
|Crimson Valley Pharmacy||2351 South River Road||St. George||(435) 218-7744|
|Diabetes Care Centers of Utah at Davis Hospital||1600 West Antelope Drive||Layton||(801) 807-7360|
|Diabetes Care Centers of Utah at Jordan Valley Hospital||3580 West 9000 South||West Jordan||(801) 562-4263|
|Dixie Regional Medical Center Diabetes Clinic||348 East 600 South||St. George||(435) 251-2888|
|Garfield Memorial Hospital||200 North 404 East||Panguitch||(435) 676-8811|
|Gunnison Valley Home Care||45 East 100 North||Gunnison||(435) 528-3955|
|Heber Valley Medical Center||1485 South Highway 40||Heber City||(435) 654-2509|
|Hurricane Family Pharmacy||25 North 2000 West||Hurricane||(435) 635-8200|
|Intermountain Bear River Valley Hospital||905 North 1000 West||Tremonton||(435) 716-5439|
|Intermountain Budge Clinic||1350 North 500 East||Logan||(435) 792-1682|
|Intermountain HealthCare Southridge||3741 West 12600 South||Riverton||(801) 285-4517|
|Intermountain Logan Clinic||412 North 200 East||Logan||(435) 713-2700|
|Intermountain Logan Regional Hospital||1400 North 500 East||Logan||(435) 716-5439|
|Intermountain Medical Center, Diabetes Education, Eccles Outpatient||5121 South Cottonwood Street||Murray||(801) 314-4755|
|Lakeview Hospital||630 East Medical Drive||Bountiful||(801) 299-6868|
|McKay-Dee Endocrine and Diabetes Clinic||4403 Harrison Boulevard||Odgen||(801) 387-7900|
|McKay-Dee Hospital Community Health Center||4401 Harrison Boulevard||Ogden||(801) 387-7520|
|Memorial Health Center||2000 South 900 East||Salt Lake City||(801) 314-4500|
|Moab Regional Hospital||450 Williams Way||Moab||(435) 719-3660|
|Mountain View Hospital||1000 East 100 North||Payson||(801) 465-7045|
|North Cache Valley Clinic||4088 North Highway 91||Hyde Park||(435) 563-4900|
|Paysen RX Express||869 Turf Farm Road||Payson||(801) 515-6048|
|Primary Children's Medical Center||81 North Mario Capecchi Drive||Salt Lake City||(801) 213-3599|
|Revere Health||1055 North 500 West||Provo||(801) 374-2362|
|Salt Lake Clinic||333 South 900 East||Salt Lake City||(801) 314-4500|
|Sanpete Valley Hospital||1100 South Medical Drive||Mt. Pleasant||(435) 462-2441|
|Santaquin Pharmacy & Diabetes Center||27 West Main Street||Santaquin||(801) 754-1141|
|Sevier Valley Hospital||1100 North Main Street||Richfield||(435) 893-0371|
|South Cache Valley Clinic||190 South Highway 165||Providence||(435) 755-3300|
|St. Mark's Diabetes Center||1200 East 3900 South||Salt Lake City||(801) 268-7358|
|Summit County Health Department||650 Round Valley Drive||Park City||(435) 333-1500|
|Tanner Clinic||2121 North 170 West||Layton||(801) 773-4840|
|Taylorsville Health Center||3845 West 4700 South||Taylorsville||(801) 314-4500|
|Timpanogos Regional Hospital||750 West 800 North, Suite 350||Orem||(801) 714-6330|
|Uintah Basin Healthcare DSMT Program||250 West 300 North||Roosevelt||(435) 725-7482|
|UNHS, Inc.||East Highway 262||Montezuma Creek||(435) 678-3601|
|Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Center||615 Arapeen Drive, Suite 100||Salt Lake City||(801) 581-7761|
|Utah Partners for Health||8446 South Harrison Street||Midvale||(801) 417-0131|
|Utah Valley Hopsital||1134 North 500 West||Provo||(801) 357-7546|
|West Gordon Pharmacy||3225 West Gordon Avenue||Layton||(801) 544-7979|