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Diabetes Education Community Resources


"Live Well With Diabetes" Class

This diabetes self-management class, recognized by the American Diabetes Association, gives individuals an overview of diabetes and educates them on blood glucose monitoring, carbohydrate counting, meal planning, medication and insulin administration, the benefits of exercising, and the importance of preventing diabetes complications. Participants return for follow-up lab work  and education/support at 4 and 8 months. This class is for individuals diagnosed with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Classes are held weekly with options that include a six-hour one-day class, a series of four two-hour classes and classes in Spanish, face to face and online. Throughout the year, series classes are held at workplaces, churches or other selected locations. Learn more.

Diabetes and Pregnancy classes are designed for expectant mothers-to-be diagnosed with gestational diabetes, often referred to as Gestational Diabetes Education, are specialized educational programs designed to provide guidance and support for pregnant individuals who have diabetes. These classes aim to help manage diabetes during pregnancy, ensure the health of both the mother and the baby, and prevent potential complications. 

Two-hour classes are held weekly, face to face, online, in English and Spanish. A two week follow up phone call is done with an invitation to a biannual Meet the Baby Event. This event provides additional health and wellness education.

Family Night Support Group

These monthly events provide participants of our Managing Your Diabetes class, and their family members, with continued diabetes education. Each month past participants are invited to attend to hear a featured guest speaker and learn more about diabetes related topics. No cost.

Wellness Program

The Prevent T2 Lifestyle change program is a proven program that has been shown to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in high-risk people. PreventT2 showed that weight loss of 5% to 7% of body weight achieved by reducing calories and increasing physical activity reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% in people at high risk for the disease.
See if you are eligible to join CBHEC PreventT2 Program,
To participate, you must:
• Be at least 18 years old;
• Be overweight (BMI ≥ 24; ≥ 22 if Asian);
• Have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes;
• Have established risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes; or
• Have been diagnosed with prediabetes within the past year or pre Join our year long program support program with weekly class for 16 and second 6 more sessions will be held once a month for 6 months.

Pediatric Intensive Lifestyle Behavior Program, “Healthy South Texas Healthy Stars”
Healthy Stars Program is a comprehensive family healthy lifestyle program that teaches healthy food choices and behavior modification for children and adolescents 7 to 21 years of age. It uses a non-diet approach to weight management that emphasizes nutrient-dense foods, healthy food preparation, decreased usual portion sizes, mindful eating, and increased physical activity. The program offers nutrition education, behavior modification skills, physical activity, and caregiver support. It’s a year-long duration, consisting of 12 sessions over the first three months, followed by nine additional follow-up sessions.
This program’s target audience is children and families who are overweight or obese and want to make a change to a healthier lifestyle.
Program Goals:
• Reduce patient and caregiver weight.
• Improve nutrition, physical activity, and associated behaviors.
• Enhance health-related quality of life, including self-esteem.
• Improve metabolic markers, such as BMI z score, waist/hip ratio, blood pressure, lipids, and liver enzymes.
• Reduce parental stress and improve self-efficacy and quality of life.
• Promote positive self-esteem and body image.

At least one parent is required to attend sessions, and one other sibling may attend the sessions
Join our 2-hour weekly sessions (12 total) over 3 months, with 6 refresher sessions out to 1 year.


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