Through a partnership with Texas A&M - Kingsville the Diabetes Education Program offers a two-week, clinical site internship for dietetic interns. Interns assist with obtaining labs, calculating meal plans and providing nutritional instruction in the diabetes self-management classes.
E-Line Nursing Program students with Del Mar College each participate in the diabetes self-management class as a "patient." Following their completion of the class they are required to write a wellness report on themselves. The process helps in preparing them to treat patients with diabetes.
Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy has first, second and third year pharmacy students participate in the diabetes self-management classes. They also participate in local health fairs, providing screenings and diabetes information to the community.
In compliance with the Texas Legislature's House Bill 984, Diabetes Management of School Children, the Diabetes Education Program provides diabetes care assistant training for non-licensed school employees who care for elementary and secondary school students with diabetes.