UT Health Science Center to offer series of four free diabetes education classes starting Tuesday, Oct. 25

Thursday, October 13, 2011

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you need reliable and up-to-date information about this chronic disease and how to treat it.

You can find that information 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, Oct. 25, 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: Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, and Nov. 15.

Each session covers two or three 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, Oct. 20. 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 university health science 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. For more information, visit www.uthct.edu.

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