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

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with diabetes, 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, April 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 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on successive Tuesdays: April 20, April 27, May 4, and May 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.

Pre-registration is recommended, and the deadline to register for this series of classes is 5 p.m. Thursday, April 15.

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

For 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UTHSCT’s annual operating budget of $125 million represents a major economic impact of over $287 million to the Northeast Texas region. In FY 2009, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research were awarded 80 competitive grants and contracts totaling $14.6 million. As the academic medical center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education program – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond.

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