What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a life-long disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. It can be caused by too little insulin (a hormone produced by the pancreas to regulate blood sugar), resistance to insulin, or both.

At Baylor Scott & White Health, we're committed to ongoing research, advanced treatment and development of management programs to help patients with their diabetes care.

We provide a comprehensive approach to diabetes treatment that includes services related to:

We also offer centers that specialize in weight loss surgery and wound care centers for patients with hard-to-heal or non-healing wounds.

Types of diabetes

There are three major types of diabetes.

Type 1
A chronic condition in which your body produces no insulin and cannot process glucose (blood sugar)

Type 2
A chronic condition in which your body doesn't process glucose properly because it doesn't produce enough insulin or your body resists insulin

Gestational
A usually temporary rise in blood sugar levels during pregnancy

You might also be diagnosed as prediabetic, meaning your blood sugar is above normal but not yet high enough for you to be considered diabetic.

No matter which form of diabetes you have, or if you want to take steps to prevent diabetes in your future, the healthcare professionals at Baylor Scott & White will work with you on a management program that could include medication, lifestyle changes and nutrition planning.

Diabetes services

In conjunction with a comprehensive approach to the care of patients with diabetes we also offer centers that specialize from weight loss surgery to wound care.

Diabetes education program
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Our diabetes education services help patients learn how to successfully manage their diabetes and enhance their overall quality of life by:

  • Reducing your risk of diabetes complications
  • Lowering your emergency or acute care costs
  • Minimizing the need for hospital visits
  • Reducing any lost work or school time
    Find an ADA recognized diabetes education program

To attend a diabetes self-management class, you must be referred by your primary care physician.

Brenham

Referral
Fax a completed diabetes education referral form to 979.337.5810.

Class registration
Once you have faxed a referral form, contact our educator to sign up for an upcoming four-part class.

Becky Kubicek, RD, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator
Phone: 979.337.5800 or 866.909.9355

Brenham diabetes education referral form
Cedar Park

Referral
Fax a completed referral form to 512.509.3490.

Class registration
Once you have faxed a referral form, call 512.509.0200 to sign up for an upcoming four-part class - Diabetes Boot Camp.
Please note: insurance co-pays may apply.

More information
For more information about our program, call 512.509.3435 to speak with a diabetes educator.

Cedar Park diabetes education referral form
College Station

Referral
Fax a completed diabetes education referral form to 979.207.4120 or email scanned form to Patricia.Domanski@BSWHealth.org.

Class registration
Once you have faxed a referral form, contact our educator to sign up for an upcoming four-part class.

Please note: insurance co-pays may apply.

Patricia Domanski, RD
Registered Dietitian
Patricia.Domanski@BSWHealth.org

College Station diabetes education referral form
Dallas

Ask your physician for a referral.

For more information about diabetes education programs, contact:

Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center at the Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center
Diabetes Education
4500 Spring Ave
Dallas, TX 75210

Phone: 972.817.6240
Fax: 972.817.6250

Dallas diabetes education referral form
Georgetown

Referral
Fax a completed referral form to 512.509.3490.

Class registration
Once you have faxed a referral form, call 512.509.0200 to sign up for an upcoming four-part class - Diabetes Boot Camp.
Please note: insurance co-pays may apply.

More information
For more information about our program, call 512.509.3435 to speak with a diabetes educator.

Georgetown diabetes education referral form
Round Rock

Referral
Fax a completed referral form to 512.509.3490

Class registration
Once you have faxed a referral form, call 512.509.0200 to sign up for an upcoming four-part class - Diabetes Boot Camp.

Please note: insurance co-pays may apply.

More information
For more information about our program, call 512.509.3435 to speak with a diabetes educator.

Round Rock diabetes education referral form
Taylor

Referral
Fax a completed referral form to 512.509.3490.

Class registration
Once you have faxed a referral form, call 512.509.0200 to sign up for an upcoming four-part class - Diabetes Boot Camp.

Please note: insurance co-pays may apply.

More information
For more information about our program, call ;512.509.3435 to speak with a diabetes educator.

Taylor diabetes education referral form
Temple

For more information, contact one of our educators:

Lynn McLellan, RD, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator
Phone: 254.215.0310

Barbara Buckles, RN, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator
Phone: 254.215.0369

Linda Stockman, RD, CDE, BC-ADM
Certified Diabetes Educator
Phone: 254.215.0329

More on diabetes education for Temple
Diabetes support group and classes
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Baylor Scott & White Health offers support groups for patients with diabetes and their families at several locations.

No physician order, registration or fee is required to attend one of our support groups. Select a location for a support group schedule and contact information.

Brenham

For more information, contact our educator:

Becky Kubicek, RD, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator
Phone: 979.337.5800 or 866.909.9355

Irving

Location
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving
3rd Floor
1901 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75061

When
Every Friday from 12:00 - 1:30 PM

For more information
Please contact Nikki Rupe at 972.990.8330

Temple

For more information, contact one of our educators:

Lynn McLellan, RD, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator
Phone: 254.215.0310

Barbara Buckles, RN, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator
Phone: 254.215.0369

Linda Stockman, RD, CDE, BC-ADM
Certified Diabetes Educator
Phone: 254.215.0329

More on diabetes education for Temple
Waxahachie

Address
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie
1st Floor, Pitts Conference Room
2400 N I-35 Waxahachie, TX 75165

When
Every month, 2nd Saturday from 10:00 - 11:00 AM

For more information
Please call 844.279.7589