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Texas Health Stephenville Offers Free Diabetes Classes on Sept. 24
09/20/2012

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville will offer free classes on managing diabetes on Monday, Sept. 24. Class topics include:

  • Gestational Diabetes Basics (10 to 11:30 a.m.)
  • Diabetes Basics (Noon to 1:30 p.m.)

Classes will be held in the Texas Health Stephenville Community Outreach Center (Outreach building #2) at 752 North Graham Street.

“Education can help patients and families better manage life with diabetes,” said Ellen Wells, R.D., L.D., clinical dietitian and diabetes educator. “Our classes can help patients develop diabetes management skills to live a healthier life.”

Topics discussed in the classes include healthy eating, keeping active, monitoring blood sugar levels, taking medication, and other subjects that help patients manage diabetes.

Gestational diabetes is a condition in which pregnant women without previously diagnosed diabetes exhibit high blood sugar levels. The class will help women better understand diabetes and how to manage it during pregnancy.

Texas Health Stephenville’s services for diabetes include self-management classes. Recognized by the ADA, the classes are customized for patients and offered on a flexible schedule. Patients must have a physician’s referral to begin the program.

The hospital also sponsors a diabetes support group. Monthly meetings feature an educational presentation. The meetings are free and held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month in the Community Outreach building.

For more information on the classes and to reserve your place call the Texas Health Stephenville clinical nutrition and diabetes education office at 254-965-1581.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville is a full-service acute care facility serving Erath and surrounding counties since 1926. The hospital offers surgical services, women’s and infants’ services, advanced diagnostic imaging, sleep lab and wound care services. Texas Health Stephenville, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has received national accreditation as a Level IV Trauma Center and Cycle III Chest Pain Center as well as for its stereotactic breast biopsy program. The hospital was named a Baby-Friendly Hospital by the World Health Organization and received Pathway to Excellence® designation for a work environment that supports nurses.

For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Stephenville.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

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