Texas Health Diabetes Education
Centers are open to adults with Type 1, Type 2, gestational or
pre-diabetes. A multidisciplinary team of diabetes educators,
registered nurses and registered dietitians assist patients in
developing management skills to enhance their lifestyle by
offering education to help them better understand and manage
Services provided include:
Group and individual counseling
for Type 1, Type 2, gestational or pre-diabetes
Instruction in blood sugar
monitoring and managing medications
counseling to fit different tastes and lifestyles
Education on how to detect and
prevent diabetes-related complications
Exercise, stress management and
Monthly support group meetings
for patients and their families
Each new patient receives an
initial assessment with a licensed diabetes educator, where they
are given a foot exam, a glucometer, and blood sugar monitoring
guidelines, along with an assessment of educational needs.
Patients then enter a class series offered in a group or
one-on-one setting. Classes are offered in both afternoon and
evening sessions to best meet patients' scheduling needs.
Class topics include:
Nutrition and meal
Acute and chronic
Another consultation is offered at
class completion to assess results and set goals to incorporate
program elements into daily life.
For more information or to
schedule an initial consultation, please call one of our
Diabetes Education Centers.