UT Health Science Center offers series of free diabetes education classes beginning Tuesday, May 1

Thursday, April 19, 2012

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 free Empower diabetes classes at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, you can find answers to your questions.

A new series of four free Empower diabetes education sessions begins Tuesday,
May 1, 2012, 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 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on successive Tuesdays: May 1, May 8, May 15, and May 22.

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 required and space is limited. The deadline to register for the series of four classes is 5 p.m. Thursday, April 26. 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 for 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 health science center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond.

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