Diabetes Education Program
For those who have diabetes, or are at risk for it, we provide education and support to help them manage their health for a longer, happier life.
It’s time to take control of your life. Enroll in our FREE diabetes education program to feel better now and prevent complications down the road.
Call 866.524.1408 or 956.668.6300 to register or click here.
- 8-hour class taught in one full day or four weekly sessions
- Quarterly lab work for one year
- Continuing education with a health educator for one year
Classes are offered in English and Spanish. Our bilingual, multidisciplinary team is made up of:
- Medical director
- Registered nurses
- Certified diabetes educators
- Registered dietitians
- Exercise physiologists
- Community health workers
Class topics include:
- What is diabetes?
- Monitoring blood sugar (glucose)
- How to count carbohydrates
- Meal planning
- How to read food labels
- How and when to take medication and insulin
- Preventing diabetes complications
- How to exercise to manage blood glucose
How to enroll
Call 866.524.1408 to register, or send us an email for more information.
Why do doctors recommend diabetes education?
Finding out you or a loved one has diabetes or pre-diabetes can be overwhelming. As a chronic disease, diabetes does not go away, meaning it must be continually monitored and managed throughout your life. Suddenly, medications, blood glucose monitoring, diet, exercise and perhaps even insulin injections become constant worries. But you don’t have to do it alone.
Texas A&M Healthy South Texas provides continuous, supportive and effective care that allows you to spend more time enjoying life and less time worrying about diabetes.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes education and support is important because:
- People who have the knowledge and support to manage their diabetes are healthier than those who do not.
- Knowing how to control your diabetes saves money and time, and helps you have fewer visits to the hospital.
- Knowing how and when to take your medication, how to monitor your blood sugar (glucose), and how to take care of yourself, helps you manage your diabetes better.
- Managing your diabetes helps you avoid or delay serious health complications.
- The skills you learn will help you take better care of yourself. Diabetes management starts with you.
Can’t afford your diabetes medication?
If you can’t afford your prescription medications or need help with access to health care services and resources, our medication assistance team can help. Ask us about this free resource and start living more.