No matter what kind of diabetes you have, it affects many parts of your life. Fortunately, diabetes can be controlled by balancing food, exercise and medication.
To help ease your fears and teach you more about living with diabetes, Memorial Hermann's Diabetes Programs are designed to help you:
- Take control of your health
- Understand your diabetes better
- Better recognize the signs and symptoms of your diabetes
- Make better health decisions
Our diabetes programs do not replace or change your current relationship with your primary care doctor. Program staff will provide your doctor ongoing communication and coordination regarding your progress.
Houston Diabetes Self-Management Program Locations
Select a Memorial Hermann location to find out more about the diabetes program nearest you:
- Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, recognized by the ADA
- Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
- Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital
- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, recognized by the ADA
- Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
- Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital
- Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital
About Our Programs
Each participating Memorial Hermann hospital listed below offers a unique program for patients diagnosed with Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes. The programs are approved by the American Diabetes Association and are taught by certified diabetes educators.
Diabetes Education covers the principles of Diabetes Self-Management including:
- General Facts about diabetes
- Nutritional Management and carbohydrate counting
- Exercise and glucose control
- Avoiding complications
- Foot Care
- Blood Glucose Monitoring
- Behavior Modification
- Psychosocial Issues and Community Resources
Class Schedules & Cost
Class schedules vary by campus. Please contact the hospital campus closest to you for more information. The cost of the program is covered by most insurance groups, including Medicare, for diabetes education each year to prevent complications of the disease process. Please contact your insurance provider to verify your benefits.
Diabetes is the fifth deadliest disease in the United States. A silent disease, many people first become aware that they have diabetes when they develop one of its life-threatening complications.
Type 2 Diabetes Risks
- Age over 45 years
- Heart disease
- High blood cholesterol level
- Not getting enough exercise
- Polycystic ovary disease (in women)