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Diabetes Self-Management Education

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For more information, call Texas Diabetes Institute at 210-358-7500.

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Learn diabetes self-care and management from certified diabetes care and education specialist at University Health’s Texas Diabetes Institute. The education program is nationally recognized and accredited by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

Boost Your Diabetes Care Skills

Partner with us to make living with diabetes easier. Balancing healthy eating, regular exercise and blood sugar levels can sometimes be challenging. Spend time with a diabetes educator to:

  • Build better behaviors, such as healthful eating and regular exercise
  • Decrease the onset or progression of diabetes complications
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Enhance your quality of life
  • Increase coping skills
  • Reduce stress and depression

Diabetes Self-Management Education Class

Gain the knowledge, skills and abilities you need to care for your diabetes successfully in our diabetes self-management class. We’ll consider your needs, goals and life experiences while following the ADA’s proven care standards for diabetes. Classes are available in English and Spanish.

The goal of education is for you to learn:

  • Informed decision-making about your health
  • Self-care behaviors that maintain and improve your quality of life
  • Problem-solving and collaboration with your health care team to manage your diabetes

Educators and Class Topics

Live well with diabetes by learning to incorporate diabetes self-management strategies taught in our diabetes classes. Session to Live well with diabetes is offered in three sessions with follow up at three and six months. You’ll receive tools, information and support to guide you through your journey to take control of your diabetes. Registered nurses and dietitians at University Health lead classes.

Individual Diabetes Sessions

Depending on your learning style and needs, you may want one-on-one attention from a certified diabetes care and education specialist at individual sessions. Call 210-358-7100 to find out more about individual sessions.

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If you’re looking for healthy, low-cost recipes, view step-by-step videos with instructions on how to prepare new dishes by visiting HealthFocus SA.

Doctors
  1. Aruna Venkatesh, MD
    Aruna Venkatesh, MD
    Endocrinology
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  2. Jorge Velez Garza, MD
    Jorge Velez Garza, MD
    Endocrinology
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  3. Marzieh Salehi, MD
    Marzieh Salehi, MD
    Endocrinology
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