Diabetes Education

Diabetes Education and Support

The Education Department at Citizens offers a well-balanced Diabetes Education and Support Program. Diabetes Education classes focus on giving the participants information about managing their diabetes through meal planning, exercise, blood glucose monitoring, and medication, if needed. These classes are offered monthly and follow the recommendations of the American Diabetes Association. For more information on class schedules or to speak to a diabetes educator please call (361) 572-5064.

Diabetes Education Classes

These classes offer useful information regarding medical and insulin administration, exercise, complications, and American Diabetes Exchanges to help your life with diabetes.

We also have an annual Diabetes Drive-Thru program that provides free blood glucose screenings, free educational material on diabetes, and free counseling in the parking lot to reach out to the community on the subject.

Diabetes Support Group

We provide a support group, Sweet Talkers, that meets monthly for lunch. The fee covers the meal, however, the meeting can be attended free if you choose to forgo the food provided.

Diabetes is a life altering diagnosis. Sugars and carbs are suddenly toxic to your system, if they aren’t regulated properly. You have to relearn how to eat, drink, and exercise. Social events are more difficult as our society enjoys adding sugar and carbohydrate laden foods to most get-togethers. Support groups are a great way to deal honestly with these changes and learn realistic every day solutions to problematic situations.

Gestational Diabetes Class

This class is for pregnant women who have recently been diagnosed with diabetes. Participants receive education, support and training from the Diabetes Educator (RN) and a Dietitian (CDE) to help them manage their blood sugars during pregnancy. Participants need a referral from their provider. Fax referral to the Education Department at 574-1709.

Classes

DateTitleTimeLocationFeeRegistration
07/06/2017Diabetes Class8:00 am - 12:00 noonCentral Classroom$25Call (361) 572-5064 for more information and to register.
08/03/2017Diabetes Class8:00 am - 12:00 noonCentral Classroom$25Call (361) 572-5064 for more information and to register.
09/07/2017Diabetes Class8:00 am - 12:00 noonNorth Classroom$25Call (361) 572-5064 for more information and to register.
10/05/2017Diabetes Class8:00 am - 12:00 noonCentral Classroom$25Call (361) 572-5064 for more information and to register.
11/02/2017Diabetes Class8:00 am - 12:00 noonCentral Classroom$25Call (361) 572-5064 for more information and to register.
12/07/2017Diabetes Class8:00 am - 12:00 noonCentral Classroom$25Call (361) 572-5064 for more information and to register.