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Diabetes Self-Management Program

Diabetes Self Management Program

American Diabetes Association Logo mediumThe Diabetes Self-Management Program at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital is an American Diabetes Association Recognized Program. The purpose of the training is to provide patients with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to effectively manage diabetes and to avoid or delay the complications of this disorder.

Program Process

The program is a planned process that starts with an assessment of individual educational needs, followed by the implementation of the plan and documentation of the process, then concludes with evaluation of the outcomes. Patients are referred by their physicians who are sent a letter following each patient visit.

Download more information about our program including a patient referral form.

Our Staff

Our staff of nurse and clinical dietitian certified diabetes educators has the combination of commitment, knowledge and professional support to provide the training that is an integral component of diabetes management.

Types of Training and Therapy

Basic Diabetes Self-Management Training

  • Designed for the newly diagnosed patient and the established patient with sub-optimal control (HgbA1c³8%) whose goal is to improve glycemic control
  • Currently consists of five individual and/or group sessions over a six-month period
  • Includes Medical Nutrition Therapy

Diabetes Medical Nutrition Therapy

  • Designed for the established patient who has specific nutrition management needs only
  • The Clinical Dietitian Diabetes Educator guides the patient to establish an individualized nutrition plan and lifestyle changes to meet the patient's needs
  • The patient is then trained on the knowledge and skills necessary to promote improvement and desired outcomes
  • Currently consist of three visits over a two- to three-month period

Gestational Diabetes Training

  • Designed to provide training for the newly diagnosed patient on basic management of gestational diabetes and on her individual treatment plan.
  • Number and frequency of visits is individualized and determined at time of initial assessment.

Scheduling Appointments


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To make an appointment, call the department at (281) 725-5050.