Diabetes Education Classes for the CommunityOur Diabetes Education Program is a community-based program that provides patient education regarding the treatment and care of diabetes. Classes are open to patients and their family members.
Call (361) 857-2945 for registration information.
"Controlling Your Diabetes" ClassThis diabetes self-management class, recognized by the American Diabetes Association, gives individuals a diabetes overview educating them on blood glucose monitoring, carbohydrate counting, meal planning, medication and insulin administration, the benefits of exercising, and the importance of preventing diabetes complications. Participants return for follow-up lab work every three months for one year. This class is for individuals diagnosed with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Classes are held weekly with options that include a daylong class, a series of four 2-hour classes and classes in Spanish. Throughout the year, series classes are held at workplaces, churches or other selected locations. Learn more.
"Controlling Your Gestational Diabetes" TrackSpecifically for expectant mothers diagnosed with gestational diabetes, this track offers all of the topics found in the traditional diabetes self-management class in a customized format to meet the special needs of mothers-to-be. The consultation is led by a licensed, registered dietitian, nutritionist, certified diabetes educators and registered nurse. Offered during the "Controlling Your Diabetes" classes. Cost is $25 for patients and $10 for guests. Includes one year of follow-up lab work conducted on a quarterly basis.
Family Night Support GroupThese monthly events provide patients and family members with continued diabetes education. Each month past participants are invited to attend to hear a featured guest speaker and learn more about diabetes related topics. No cost.
The consultation educates patients on ways to help lower cholesterol and improve lipid profiles. It promotes lifestyle changes to reduce modifiable risk factors for coronary artery disease, diet modification, physical activity, lifestyle habits and brief medication review. This service is offered by appointment only and is free of charge.