Self-Management

Caring for Yourself

As a person with diabetes, it can be hard to live a healthy life: trying to balance healthy eating, regular exercise and blood-sugar levels. That’s where we come in. The Texas Diabetes Institute, nationally recognized and accredited by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), offers Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) classes in English and Spanish on managing your Diabetes.

Diabetes Self-Management Education Class

Diabetes Self-Management Education is an ongoing process of facilitating the knowledge, skill and ability necessary for diabetes self-care. This process incorporates the needs, goals and life experiences of the person with diabetes and is guided by evidence-based standards. The overall objectives of DSME are to support informed decision-making, self-care behaviors, problem-solving and active collaboration with the healthcare team. The goal is to improve clinical outcomes, health status and quality of life.

We offer 6 hour classes facilitated by a Registered Nurse and a Registered Dietitian at various clinics throughout the San Antonio area.

Contact us at 210-358-7100 for more information.

Cooking Class

Our Registered Dietitians lead cooking classes that can help you learn more about cooking foods that are good for you and taste great as well. Classes are offered twice a month from 11 a.m - noon. Each class offers different meals. Refer to the class schedule for cooking class topics and dates. Cost is $5, payable on the day of class. Please call 210-358-7100 or register online.

Other Classes

We also provide other classes and individual sessions on diabetes, which you may want to attend depending on your needs. Contact us at 210-358-7100 for more information.