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A forum for advancing women’s health in Utah.

Spotlight on Women's Health

November is National Diabetes Month

Diabetes is a disease in which blood sugar levels are too high. Most people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes develops when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin and/or does not use insulin effectively. This type of diabetes can often be prevented or delayed through appropriate lifestyle changes.  About 5-10% of people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune condition that requires daily insulin injections.  The cause of type 1 diabetes is not fully understood.

How many people have diabetes?

  • Diabetes affects about 26 million Americans.  The number of adults in Utah who are
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Our Vision

Collaborating for Healthier Utah Women

Our Mission

Promote optimal health for all Utah women through collaborative planning, community action, and policy/systems change.

Priorities

  • Coordinate activities and engage in collaborative efforts to achieve our mission.
  • Facilitate the development and sharing of programs, materials and information about the health of Utah women.
  • Engage in strategic activities with community partners to promote optimal health for all Utah women.