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August 02, 2013

Sign up for series of free evening diabetes education classes beginning Tuesday, Aug. 13, at UT Health Northeast

August 1, 2013

Have you recently been diagnosed with diabetes? Are you looking for reliable and up-to-date information about the chronic disease and its treatment?

Nutritional labelLook no further than the upcoming Empower diabetes program at UT Health Northeast.

A new series of four free Empower diabetes education sessions begins Tuesday, Aug. 13, in Hudnall Auditorium on the UT Health campus, 11937 U.S. 271 in Tyler, at the corner of U.S. 271 and State Highway 155.

The goal of the program is to teach you how to manage your diabetes. Each free session is offered from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on two successive Tuesdays and Thursdays: Aug. 13, 15, 20, and 22.

Sessions cover topics such as high and low blood sugar, meal planning, glucose monitoring, exercise and diabetes, medications and insulin administration, and foot care.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. The deadline to register is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9. For more information or to register, call (903) 877-7569.

For more than 60 years, UT Health Northeast has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UT Health Northeast’s annual operating budget of $138.8 million represents a major economic impact of over $347 million for the Northeast Texas region. Since 2002, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research have been awarded more than $120 million in research dollars. As the academic health science center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond. UT Health Northeast is also the program sponsor of the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.

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