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Diabetes Care

When the body doesn’t use insulin properly, blood glucose levels may become too high. This may lead to diabetes, a disease that affects people of all ages. In fact, 25.8 million adults and children have been diagnosed with diabetes in America.

The complications associated with diabetes are very serious and can include heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, blindness and amputation. The good news is that diabetes can be managed when diagnosed early and treated properly. Call (903) 877-7911 to make an appointment with UT Health North Campus Tyler diabetes experts.

 

Managing Diabetes

Our physicians and medical staff focus on diagnosing and treating diabetes, as well as providing resources for education and lifestyle changes. We are committed to giving patients the tools needed to effectively manage diabetes and avoid severe complications.

Our Center for Diabetes Care offers a series of free diabetes education courses four times every year. The sessions cover topics such as meal planning, glucose monitoring, exercise, medications, insulin administration and foot care. We teach patients how to administer insulin and how to manage insulin pumps. Each Empower Diabetes session is held in the Hudnall Auditorium.

Additional services also include individual visits with a physician, physician assistant, dietitian, and diabetes educator. 

Sign up for a free Diabetes Class

 

2019 Empower Diabetes Class Schedule

Classes are free and will be held in Hudnall Auditorium. To register, call Audrey Hall at 903-877-8978

January 29

9-10 a.m.

10-11 a.m.

What is Diabetes?

Hypo/Hyper & Sick Day

Dr. Bratcher

Donna Walker

February 5

9-10 a.m.

10-10:30 a.m.

10:30-11 a.m.

Medications/Insulin

Monitoring

Stress/Coping

Donna Walker

Laura Dove

February 12

9-10 a.m.

10-11 a.m.

Exercise

Foot Care

Lynnette Molkentin

Dr. Andreone

February 19

9-10:30 a.m.

10:30-11 a.m.

Meal Planning

Goal Setting

Audrey Hall

Audrey Hall

Follow-up Class: March 19, 9-11 a.m.

April 30

9-10 a.m.

10-11 a.m.

What is Diabetes?

Hypo/Hyper & Sick Day

Donna Walker

May 7

9-10 a.m.

10-10:30 a.m.

10:30-11 a.m.

Medications/Insulin

Monitoring

Stress/Coping

Dr. Bratcher

Donna Walker

Laura Dove

May 14

9-10 a.m.

10-11 a.m.

Exercise

Foot Care

Lynnette Molkentin

Dr. Andreone

May 21

9-10:30 a.m.

10:30-11 a.m.

Meal Planning

Goal Setting

Audrey Hall

Audrey Hall

Follow-up Class: June 18, 9-11 a.m.

August 6

5-6 p.m.

6-7 p.m.

What is Diabetes?

Hypo/Hyper & Sick Day

Dr. Bratcher

Donna Walker

August 13

5-6 p.m.

6-6:30 p.m.

6:30-7 p.m.

Medications/Insulin

Monitoring

Stress/Coping

Donna Walker

Laura Dove

August 20

5-6 p.m.

6-7 p.m.

Exercise

Foot Care

Lynnette Molkentin

Dr. Andreone

August 27

5-6:30 p.m.

6:30-7 p.m.

Meal Planning

Goal Setting

Audrey Hall

Audrey Hall

Follow-up Class: Sept. 24, 5-7 p.m.

October 29

9-10 a.m.

10-11 a.m.

What is Diabetes?

Hypo/Hyper & Sick Day

Donna Walker

November 5

9-10 a.m.

10-10:30 a.m.

10:30-11 a.m.

Medications/Insulin

Monitoring

Stress/Coping

Dr. Bratcher

Donna Walker

Laura Dove

November 12

9-10 a.m.

10-11 a.m.

Exercise

Foot Care

Lynnette Molkentin

Dr. Andreone

November 19

9-10:30 a.m.

10:30-11 a.m.

Meal Planning

Goal Setting

Audrey Hall

Audrey Hall

Follow-up Class: Dec. 17, 9-11 a.m.