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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Let ​​​​​​Baylor Dallas Help You Manage Your Diabetes

A diagnosis of diabetes can change your life—but it doesn't have to diminish the quality. By combining your doctor's treatment plan with some basic knowledge and a few new skills, it's possible to keep diabetes under control and minimize your risk of complications.

The Ruth Collins Diabetes Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary clinical services often needed by people with diabetes. By choosing Baylor Dallas, patients can conveniently receive all the health care services they need through a single source. Our focus is on education, prevention and screening to help prevent diabetes complications from occurring.

The Ruth Collins Diabetes Center has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education. Baylor Dallas has been nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Top 50 provider of diabetes services.

Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs 

Baylor Dallas provides a variety of diabetes education programs. Our self-management education programs are recognized by the American Diabetes Association and cover topics that are key to living successfully with diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes Program

This program is held in a group class setting.  Each class is two hours and covers topics to help you manage your diabetes, including:

  • What is Diabetes?
  • Healthy Eating
  • Being Active
  • Taking Medications
  • Monitoring
  • Healthy Coping
  • Reducing Risks
  • Problem-Solving
  • Resources for Ongoing Learning

Type 1 Diabetes Program

A comprehensive assessment and review of self-care behaviors is conducted. This one-on-one program is designed to meet each individual's educational needs.

Diabetes During Pregnancy Program

This program serves the needs of the woman whose pregnancy has been complicated with diabetes. Education consists of intensive, individual meal planning, instruction in blood glucose and ketone testing, exercise plans as recommended by the physician and insulin therapy when required. After the initial training, blood glucose records are reviewed weekly by an educator for the remainder of the pregnancy.

Insulin Pump Program

This program includes comprehensive assessment, education and support for individuals choosing to use an insulin pump.

Insulin Initiation Program

This program includes assessment, education and support for individuals who are starting on insulin or another injectable anti-diabetes medication. 

Prediabetes Program

The prediabetes program is for the individual with prediabetes or dysmetabolic syndrome. This small group class or 1:1 instruction focuses on healthy eating, regular exercise and control of cardiovascular risk factors, which can often reduce the risk of progression to Type 2 diabetes.

Self-management education programs are held at Baylor Scott & White Health facilities throughout the Metroplex, so education is accessible no matter where you live or work.​

We provide direct billing to your insurance company or managed care plan.  You don't have to worry about filing claims or filling out forms. Talk to your physician today about our program to see if it's right for you.

Do You Know Diabetes?

Get to know Diabetes in National Diabetes Awareness Month with some of our diabetes education tools.

What's the difference between Type 1 and Type 2? What’s your A1C level? What’s DKA? If this sounds like a foreign language, you may need a diabetes download.

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Diabetes Dialogue on Facebook

Join a diabetes discussion group online! Diabetes Dialogue on Facebook is devoted to offering support, advice and inspiration where you can share your thoughts and experiences with the big "D" diagnosis, learn to live a healthier lifestyle and listen to others going through the same thing.

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