When the body doesn’t use insulin properly, blood glucose levels may become too high. This may lead to diabetes, a disease that affects people of all ages. In fact, 25.8 million adults and children have been diagnosed with diabetes in America.
The complications associated with diabetes are very serious and can include heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, blindness, and amputation. The good news is that diabetes can be managed when diagnosed early and treated properly.
Our physicians and medical staff focus on diagnosing and treating diabetes, as well as providing resources for education and lifestyle changes. We are committed to giving patients the tools needed to effectively manage diabetes and avoid severe complications.
Our Center for Diabetes Care offers a series of free diabetes education classes four times every year in February, May, August, and October. The sessions cover topics such as meal planning, glucose monitoring, exercise, medications, insulin administration, and foot care. We teach patients how to administer insulin and how to manage insulin pumps. Our services also include individual visits with a physician, physician assistant, dietitian, and diabetes educator.
The Empower Diabetes Program at UT Health consists of free educational classes that are offered four times a year: in February, April, 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.
9:00-11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4
Topics: What is Diabetes?, Hyperglycemia/Hypoglycemia, and Sick Day
9:00-11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11
Topics: Medications/Insulin, Monitoring, and Stress/Coping
9:00-11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18
Topics: Exercise and Foot Care
9:00-11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2
Topics: Meal Planning and Goal Setting
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