Diabetes affects more than 25 million people and is now the seventh leading cause of death in the United States,. More than a million new cases of diabetes have been diagnosed every year since 2002.
Facing a chronic illness such as diabetes can be challenging, and sometimes overwhelming.
UT Health Services offers an accredited Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program to patients struggling with a new diagnosis or just looking for ways to improve blood glucose control. In addition to DSME, diabetic patients can see a registered dietician at UTHS to assist with more complicated problems. Controlling a chronic disease requires a supportive, interactive healthcare team with an understanding of diabetes. This team approach helps patients to set health goals while minimizing the complications from high blood sugar and diabetes-related foot problems.