UT Health Science Center at Tyler offers free diabetes education classes starting Tuesday, Oct. 21

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you want to know how to maintain your health despite your disease.

You need reliable and up-to-date information about the latest advances in diabetes care.

At the upcoming Empower Diabetes class at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, you can find answers to your questions.

A new Empower series of four free diabetes education sessions begins Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Hudnall Auditorium at UTHSCT, 11937 U.S. 271 in Tyler.

The goal of the Empower program is to teach you how to manage your diabetes.

Each free session is offered from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on successive Tuesdays: Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, and Nov. 11.

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

Instructors are David Shafer, MD, director of the Center for Diabetes Care; Gerry Brown, physician assistant; Celia Pechak, physical therapist; Donna Walker, RN; and Natalie Roberts, MS, a registered and licensed dietitian.

Pre-registration is recommended, and the deadline to register for this series of classes is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. For more information or to register, call (903) 877-7569.

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