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Texas Health Kaufman Offers Diabetes Care Program
09/05/2013

KAUFMAN, Texas — According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 25.8 million people in the U.S. live with diabetes. To assist in the management of this disease, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman is now offering a diabetes chronic care program.

These no-cost sessions will include self-assessment and goal-setting to determine individual needs as well as group visits and education by a pharmacist, clinical dietitian, certified diabetes educator and a physical therapist, among others. These medical professionals will focus on the following key areas of chronic disease management:

  • Disease process
  • Medications
  • Self-management
  • Diet
  • Complications and risk factors
  • Exercise
  • Emotional support

“Our goal is to provide support and assistance in self-care management to low income, uninsured and underinsured individuals with diabetes and pre-diabetes,” said Bette Akpan, director of quality and patient safety at Texas Health Kaufman.

For more information or to enroll in the program, please contact Anita Hurtado at 972-932-5252 or Pat Jackson at 972-932-7394.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman is a 91-bed acute-care, full-service medical center serving Kaufman and Henderson counties and the southern part of Dallas County since 1979. The hospital's services include women’s services, wound care, diagnostic imaging, cardiac rehabilitation and pain management services. Texas Health Kaufman, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, was recently recognized with the Pathway to Excellence hospital designation for distinction in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Kaufman.

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