The Center for Diabetes Education and Self-Management at Texas
Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford is
recognized by the American Diabetes Association, the
largest and most widely known organization in the field of
diabetes. Recognition by the ADA identifies quality diabetes
education programs that meet the national standards, which are
set by the ADA.
The diabetes educators at our center are licensed professionals
dedicated to improving the lives of those with diabetes. They
specialize in helping patients understand and manage their
Our outpatient program is a comprehensive program open to adults
with Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes. An individual may be
enrolled in our program once a physician referral form is
received at our center. A physician's order is necessary for us
to begin the enrollment process.
The entire education program includes one hour of education on an
individual basis with a nurse and dietitian educator, and nine
hours of education in a group setting. Our group classes are
offered in the mornings, afternoons, evenings and some Saturdays.
Each group class will consist of eight to 12 individuals. A
family member is always welcome and encouraged to attend. Upon
completion of the entire program, a three-month follow-up
appointment will be set to check the patient's progress.
After attending the 10 hours of education, each participant will
have received instruction on the following areas of diabetes
- Diabetes overview
- Stress and psychological adjustment
- Family involvement, social support and community involvement
- Nutrition, exercise and activity
- Self-monitoring of blood glucose and the use of results
- Relationship among nutrition, exercise, medication and blood
- Prevention, detection and treatment of acute and chronic
- Foot, skin and dental care
- Behavior change strategies, goal setting, risk factor
reduction and problem solving
- Preconception care, pregnancy and gestational diabetes (if
Once a patient completes the program, a letter of completion will
be sent to each physician. Patients are encouraged to follow up
regularly with their physician for medical management.
If you have recently attended a diabetes program and need a
specific area of education, your physician may refer you for that
specific area. For more information, call 817-868-6410.
Outpatient Nutritional Counseling for non-diabetic patients is
also available. Anyone interested may call 817-868-6410. Click
the button below to Ask A Diabetes Educator a question. You will
receive an email response within a few days.
Texas Health HEB Center for Diabetes Education and
251 Westpark Way
Euless, TX 76040