Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – White Rock is committed to ongoing research, advanced treatment and programs to help you manage your diabetes. We offer diabetes education services in both an inpatient and outpatient settings. Our outpatient program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that needs daily management to help avoid complications that can impact our health. We know sometimes it’s not easy to make changes for a healthier life, so we have assembled an expert team to partner with you as you pursue your health goals. Our team consists of certified diabetes educators, dietitians, nurses and others who can help you on your journey. Our goal is to offer and provide comprehensive diabetes information and quality education that can help you reach your goal to live a healthy life.
Diabetes Self-Management Education
The Baylor Scott & White – White Rock Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program offers monthly education classes to adults with Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes. The goal of the DSME program is to help people with diabetes learn about self-care so they will be able to better manage their condition.
Overview of Outpatient Diabetes Education
- Participants will meet with the diabetes educator for an assessment and together they set up an individualized plan.
- Participants then attend weekly group classes to their complete education.
- If classroom education is not appropriate, the referring physician can request individual instruction on his/her referral order.
Diabetes Education Includes:
- Diabetes physiology and self-management overview
- Nutrition and meal planning
- Exercise and activity
- Diabetes medications
- Self-monitoring and blood sugar goals
- Prevention of acute and chronic complications
- Daily self-management of diabetes
- Self-management strategies, goal setting, problem solving and progress evaluation
- Talking to your doctor, putting your diabetes team together, regular and annual health care appointments
- Stress management and coping skills
- Family and community support
- Locating and utilizing online and community resources
To Register for Diabetes Self-Management Education
Ask your primary care physician for a written referral or call 214.324.6393 to schedule an appointment and we can forward a referral request to your doctor if needed.
Questions about insurance coverage can be addressed by calling the Registration office at 214.324.6220. Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies cover Diabetes Self-Management Education.
We offer monthly support group meetings every fourth Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. This is a free meeting, open to people who desire education to manage their diabetes. Seating is limited and a reservation is required, please call 214.324.6393.