American Diabetes AssociationThe Diabetes Management Program at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital can help meet the challenge of successfully living with diabetes. Taking responsibility for the day-to-day management of diabetes is a challenge. That's why it is important to have the practical skills, information, guidance and support needed to control diabetes.

Our program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association and meets national standards for diabetes patient education. Our program is led by a coordinator/nurse educator that is a certified Diabetes Educator.

Instruction is available in every language. Please call (713) 456-5150 to find out more information on special accommodations.

Refer a Patient Pre-Appointment Assessment Form

Self-Management Training

Self-management training programs are offered in group sessions. Topics covered include:

  • Food - individual eating plan, carbohydrate and fat control, quick and healthy cooking, eating out, label reading
  • Exercise - why, how, when, what kind
  • Medications - what they are and what they do
  • Monitoring blood glucose - meters and pattern management
  • Complications - how to delay and/or prevent them
  • Living with Diabetes - feelings, family and friends
  • Behavior change - strategies and plans for change

Class Information

If insurance is to reimburse for the service, necessary insurance authorization must be obtained prior to the appointment.

Times and Location

Classes on Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes are offered once a week. For added convenience, evening and weekend classes are also available. The classes are held at the Memorial Hermann Pavilion adjacent to Medical Plaza One.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to class for check-in. Please have a photo ID and insurance card available.

Diabetes can be controlled through individual follow-up visits. Call (713) 456-5150 to schedule an appointment or for more information on individual training.

Virtual Support Group

Virtual support groups are available every other month via Zoom from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m, click here to for dates and registration information.

Please download this form to attend the virtual group and email completed form to

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