Diabetes classes at Glass to start June 16

Published on Saturday, 7 June 2014 17:22 - Written by From Staff Reports

The first of six free classes in the Diabetes Education Empowerment Program (DEEP) will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 16 at the Glass Recreation Center, 501 W. 32nd St.

The classes are sponsored by the Center for Rural Community Health at UT Health Northeast.

Participants will learn about diabetes risk factors and complications, as well as how to manage diabetes through better nutrition and physical activity.

Topics include how to correctly use a glucose meter, how to access community resources, and how to build a partnership with their diabetes healthcare team. DEEP is based on national diabetes care and self-management recommendations and guidelines.

At the free classes, participants will:

· Find out how diabetes affects the body

· Make sense of blood sugar numbers

· Meet others who have diabetes

· Learn in a small group through games, activities and supportive conversations

The remaining five classes will take place at the same time on these Mondays: June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, and July 21.

The seminars are free, but registration is recommended. To reserve a space, call 903-877-8936 or email elisa.castaneda@uthct.edu.