Sign up for series of free diabetes education classes beginning Tuesday, Oct. 30, at UT Health Science Center

Monday, October 15, 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 Empower series of four free diabetes education sessions begins Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Hudnall Auditorium on the UTHSCT campus, 11937 U.S. 271 in Tyler, at the corner of U.S. 271 and State Highway 155.

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. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, and Nov. 20.

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 is 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. 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. Since 2002, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research have been awarded more than $120 million in research dollars. 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. UTHSCT is also the program sponsor of the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.

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