UT Health Science Center at Tyler offers free diabetes education classes starting Tuesday, Oct. 20

Thursday, October 15, 2009

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. 20, 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. 20, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, and Nov. 10.

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

Pre-registration is recommended, and the deadline to register for this series of classes is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16.

For more information or to register, call (903) 877-7569.

For 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatments, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. With an operating budget of more than $125 million and biomedical research funding that exceeds $10 million annually, UTHSCT has a major economic impact on East Texas. Its two medical residency programs – in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities in East Texas and beyond.

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