UT Health Science Center at Tyler to offer free diabetes education classes starting Tuesday, Aug. 3

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you can find reliable and up-to-date information about the chronic disease and its treatment at the upcoming Empower Diabetes class at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

A new Empower series of four free diabetes education sessions begins Tuesday, Aug 3, 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: Aug. 3, Aug. 10, Aug. 17, and Aug. 24.

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, July 29. 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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