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Events

May
26
Tue
Spring Empower Diabetes Classes @ UT Health Northeast
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Empower Diabetes Program at UT Health consists of free educational classes that are offered four times a year: in February, May, August, and November. During each session, free A1c tests will be available along with gift cards and door prizes. Seating is limited so registration is required. Please call the Center for Diabetes Care at (903) 877-7569 to learn more and register.

Session 1:
9:00-11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 5
Topics: What is Diabetes?, Hyperglycemia/Hypoglycemia, and Sick Day

Session 2:
9:00-11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 12
Topics: Medications/Insulin, Monitoring, and Stress/Coping

Session 3:
9:00-11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 19
Topics: Exercise and Foot Care

Session 4:
9:00-11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 26
Topics: Meal Planning and Goal Setting

May
28
Thu
Diabetes Discussion Group @ UT Health Northeast
May 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Jun
3
Wed
I Can Cope Cancer Survivorship Meeting @ UT Health Northeast
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The I Can Cope Cancer Survivorship Program is designed to provide cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers with resources and support to improve health and quality of life. This free event will be in the UT Health south cafeteria conference room and lunch will be provided. Contact (903) 877-5275 to learn more.

Jun
11
Thu
Diabetes Empowerment Education Programs @ Sweet Union Baptist Church
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) is a series of six 2-hour FREE seminars on risk factors, complications, nutrition, and physical activity related to diabetes. Participants will receive instructions on how to correctly use a glucose meter, guidance on accessing community resources and building partnerships with a diabetes health care team. DEEP is based on national diabetes care and diabetes self-management education recommendations/guidelines. These seminars will be held on Thursday nights starting at 6:00 pm beginning June 11th at Sweet Union Baptist Church located at 801 South Dorrance Street in Palestine.

In these FREE classes you will:

  • Find out how diabetes affects your body
  • Make sense of your blood sugar numbers
  • Meet others who have diabetes
  • Have fun learning in a small group through games, activities and support conversations

The remaining seminars will take place on the following Thursdays – (skipping June 18th), June 25, July 2, July 9, (skipping July 16th), July 23 and July 30.

The seminars are free, but registration is recommended. Reserve your place by calling (903) 877-7491 or emailing shelby.holcomb@uthct.edu.

Jun
25
Thu
Diabetes Discussion Group @ UT Health Northeast
Jun 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Diabetes Empowerment Education Programs @ Sweet Union Baptist Church
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) is a series of six 2-hour FREE seminars on risk factors, complications, nutrition, and physical activity related to diabetes. Participants will receive instructions on how to correctly use a glucose meter, guidance on accessing community resources and building partnerships with a diabetes health care team. DEEP is based on national diabetes care and diabetes self-management education recommendations/guidelines. These seminars will be held on Thursday nights starting at 6:00 pm beginning June 11th at Sweet Union Baptist Church located at 801 South Dorrance Street in Palestine.

In these FREE classes you will:

  • Find out how diabetes affects your body
  • Make sense of your blood sugar numbers
  • Meet others who have diabetes
  • Have fun learning in a small group through games, activities and support conversations

The remaining seminars will take place on the following Thursdays – (skipping June 18th), June 25, July 2, July 9, (skipping July 16th), July 23 and July 30.

The seminars are free, but registration is recommended. Reserve your place by calling (903) 877-7491 or emailing shelby.holcomb@uthct.edu.

Jul
1
Wed
I Can Cope Cancer Survivorship Meeting @ UT Health Northeast
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The I Can Cope Cancer Survivorship Program is designed to provide cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers with resources and support to improve health and quality of life. This free event will be in the UT Health south cafeteria conference room and lunch will be provided. Contact (903) 877-5275 to learn more.

Jul
2
Thu
Diabetes Empowerment Education Programs @ Sweet Union Baptist Church
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) is a series of six 2-hour FREE seminars on risk factors, complications, nutrition, and physical activity related to diabetes. Participants will receive instructions on how to correctly use a glucose meter, guidance on accessing community resources and building partnerships with a diabetes health care team. DEEP is based on national diabetes care and diabetes self-management education recommendations/guidelines. These seminars will be held on Thursday nights starting at 6:00 pm beginning June 11th at Sweet Union Baptist Church located at 801 South Dorrance Street in Palestine.

In these FREE classes you will:

  • Find out how diabetes affects your body
  • Make sense of your blood sugar numbers
  • Meet others who have diabetes
  • Have fun learning in a small group through games, activities and support conversations

The remaining seminars will take place on the following Thursdays – (skipping June 18th), June 25, July 2, July 9, (skipping July 16th), July 23 and July 30.

The seminars are free, but registration is recommended. Reserve your place by calling (903) 877-7491 or emailing shelby.holcomb@uthct.edu.

Jul
9
Thu
Diabetes Empowerment Education Programs @ Sweet Union Baptist Church
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) is a series of six 2-hour FREE seminars on risk factors, complications, nutrition, and physical activity related to diabetes. Participants will receive instructions on how to correctly use a glucose meter, guidance on accessing community resources and building partnerships with a diabetes health care team. DEEP is based on national diabetes care and diabetes self-management education recommendations/guidelines. These seminars will be held on Thursday nights starting at 6:00 pm beginning June 11th at Sweet Union Baptist Church located at 801 South Dorrance Street in Palestine.

In these FREE classes you will:

  • Find out how diabetes affects your body
  • Make sense of your blood sugar numbers
  • Meet others who have diabetes
  • Have fun learning in a small group through games, activities and support conversations

The remaining seminars will take place on the following Thursdays – (skipping June 18th), June 25, July 2, July 9, (skipping July 16th), July 23 and July 30.

The seminars are free, but registration is recommended. Reserve your place by calling (903) 877-7491 or emailing shelby.holcomb@uthct.edu.

Jul
23
Thu
Diabetes Empowerment Education Programs @ Sweet Union Baptist Church
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) is a series of six 2-hour FREE seminars on risk factors, complications, nutrition, and physical activity related to diabetes. Participants will receive instructions on how to correctly use a glucose meter, guidance on accessing community resources and building partnerships with a diabetes health care team. DEEP is based on national diabetes care and diabetes self-management education recommendations/guidelines. These seminars will be held on Thursday nights starting at 6:00 pm beginning June 11th at Sweet Union Baptist Church located at 801 South Dorrance Street in Palestine.

In these FREE classes you will:

  • Find out how diabetes affects your body
  • Make sense of your blood sugar numbers
  • Meet others who have diabetes
  • Have fun learning in a small group through games, activities and support conversations

The remaining seminars will take place on the following Thursdays – (skipping June 18th), June 25, July 2, July 9, (skipping July 16th), July 23 and July 30.

The seminars are free, but registration is recommended. Reserve your place by calling (903) 877-7491 or emailing shelby.holcomb@uthct.edu.