Diabetic Education

Certified Diabetic Educator Melissa DeLaGarza teaches nutrition as part of a well-rounded diabetes sefl-management program.Hamilton Healthcare System offers a specialized program in diabetes care focusing on disease management and education.  The program staff works with patients and their families to address individual needs and concerns and to meet treatment goals.  Instructors are Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) through the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE). The program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).

Diabetes Self-Management Education Program Highlights

  • Diabetes overview
  • Recognition and treatment of acute and long term complications
  • Monitoring and proper use of glucose meter
  • Nutrition and healthy eating
  • Exercise and being active
  • Managing medications
  • Behavior change strategies
  • Goal setting
  • Risk factor reduction
  • Healthy coping
  • Community resources
  • Family involvement and social support

For class information or to schedule your individual assessment, please call Hamilton Healthcare System Diabetes Education Program at 254-386-1675.

See 2012 Diabetic Education Class Schedule