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Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs 

Baylor provides a variety of diabetes education programs. Our self-management education programs are recognized by the American Diabetes Association and cover topics that are key to living successfully with diabetes.

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Type 2 Diabetes

This program is held in a group class setting.  Each class is two hours and covers topics to help you manage your diabetes including:

  • What is Diabetes?
  • Healthy Eating
  • Being Active
  • Taking Medications
  • Monitoring
  • Healthy Coping
  • Reducing Risks
  • Problem-Solving
  • Resources for Ongoing Learning

Type 1 Diabetes Program

A comprehensive assessment and review of self-care behaviors is conducted. This one-on-one program is designed to meet each individual's educational needs.

Diabetes During Pregnancy Program

This program is developed expressly to serve the needs of the woman whose pregnancy has been complicated with diabetes. Education consists of intensive, individual meal planning, instruction in blood glucose and ketone testing, exercise plans as recommended by the physician and insulin therapy when required. After the initial training, blood glucose records are reviewed weekly by an educator for the remainder of the pregnancy.

Insulin Pump Program

Comprehensive assessment, education and support for individuals choosing to use an insulin pump.

Insulin Initiation Program

Assessment, education and support for individuals who are starting on insulin or another injectable anti-diabetes medication. 

Pre-Diabetes Program

Developed for the individual with prediabetes or dysmetabolic syndrome. A small group class or 1:1 instruction which focuses on healthy eating, regular exercise and control of cardiovascular risk factors which can often reduce the risk of progression to Type 2 diabetes.

Medical Nutrition Therapy

This program is designed to meet the education needs of the patient diagnosed with pre-diabetes (impaired glucose tolerance), diabetes and other medical conditions (i.e. hgh blood pressure, obesity and hyperlipidemia). It offers a comprehensive diet assessment with a registered dietitian and meal planning education.

Self-management education programs are held at Baylor facilities throughout the Metroplex, so education is accessible no matter where you live or work.