UT Health Science Center to offer series of four free diabetes education classes starting Tuesday, Aug. 2

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Have you recently been diagnosed with diabetes? Are you looking for up-to-date and reliable information about the chronic disease and its treatment?

You can find answers to your questions at the Empower diabetes education program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

A new Empower series of four free diabetes education sessions begins Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, 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. 2, Aug. 9, Aug. 16, and Aug. 23.

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

For more than 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler 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 2010, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research were awarded 75 competitive grants and contracts totaling more than $14 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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