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Baylor Scott & White Health 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.

Programs vary by location, but may include:

  • Type 2 Diabetes: This program is held in a group class setting and covers topics to help you manage your diabetes.
  • Type 1 Diabetes Program: This one-on-one program is designed to meet each individual's educational needs.
  • Diabetes During Pregnancy Program: This program is developed expressly to serve the needs of the woman whose pregnancy has been complicated with diabetes.
  • Insulin Pump Program: Comprehensive assessment, education and support for individuals choosing to use an insulin pump.
  • Insulin Initiation Program: Assessment, education and support for individuals who are starting on insulin or another injectable anti-diabetes medication.
  • Pre-Diabetes Program: A small group class or 1:1 instruction that focuses on reducing the risk of progression to Type 2 diabetes.
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy: This program offers a comprehensive diet assessment with a registered dietitian and meal planning education.​

Diabetes Support

Support for Diabetes Patients and Families

This support network for adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes provides a time and a place for people coping with diabetes to give and receive support in dealing with a condition that can be demanding and challenging. Through group discussion and lectures from specialists, you can share your experiences, gain support and understanding and improve your diabetes self-care.

Topics often include:

  • Setting realistic goals
  • Coping with your body frame, food and exercise
  • Decreasing anxiety about complications
  • Reducing fears of low blood glucose
  • Staying on track during times of stress​​

Find a Diabetes Education Program

Learn more about registering for diabetes self-management education at a location near you. To attend a diabetes self-management class, you must be referred by your primary care physician.

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Brenham

Referral
Fax a completed diabetes education referral form to 979.830.1010.

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: 979.830.5017 or 866.909.9355

Cedar Park

Referral
Fax a completed diabetes education referral form to 512.509.3490 or 512.509.3410.

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

Chelsea Steinarsson, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator
Phone: 512.509.0200

College Station

Referral
Fax a completed diabetes education referral form to 979.207.4120 or email scanned form to Lindsey.Collins@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.

Allison Beck, RD
Registered Dietitian
Email: albeck@sw.org

Dallas

Download a physician referral form to attend.

For more information about diabetes education programs, contact:

Ruth Collins Diabetes Center
3600 Gaston Ave.
Barnett Tower, Suite 805
Dallas, TX 75246
Phone: 214.820.8988
Fax: 214.820.8985

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Fort Worth

Diabetes education classes are offered at a variety of times. Download a physician referral form to attend and fax the completed form to 817.922.1951.

For additional information or questions, call 817.922.1794.

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Georgetown

Referral
Fax a completed diabetes education referral form to 512.509.3490 or 512.509.3410.

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

Chelsea Steinarsson, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator
Phone: 512.509.0200

McKinney

For more information about diabetes education programs, please contact:

Diabetes Education
Outpatient Dietitian
5252 W. University Drive
McKinney, TX 75071
Phone: 469.764.1815
Fax: 214.818.9773

Pflugerville

Referral
Fax a completed diabetes education referral form to 512.509.3410.

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

Chelsea Steinarsson, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator
Phone: 512.509.0200

Plano

To schedule your diabetes education program, visit or contact your physician. Your physician’s office will fax an order for diabetes education to 469.814.6761 or will call the diabetes education department at469.814.6896. We will contact your physician for an order. When the order is received, our staff will contact you to schedule your appointment.

Please note: Your health insurance carrier may pay for part or all of diabetes education services. Please contact your health insurance carrier to check your benefits for diabetes self-management training.

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Round Rock

Referral
Fax a completed diabetes education referral form to 512.509.3490 or 512.509.3410.

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

Chelsea Steinarsson, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator
Phone: 512.509.0200

Taylor

Referral
Fax a completed diabetes education referral form to 512.509.3490 or 512.509.3410.

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

Chelsea Steinarsson, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator
Phone: 512.509.0200

Temple

Referral
Physician referral is required to attend this course. To get a referral, please contact your primary care provider.

Class Information
If you have any questions about the four-part diabetes education class, contact one of our educators:

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

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

White Rock

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.

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Find a Diabetes Support Group

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.

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Brenham

For more information, contact our educator:
Becky Kubicek, RD, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator
Phone: 979.830.5017 or 866.909.9355

Fort Worth

Diabetes Education Classroom
1400 8th Ave. Building C - 6th floor
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Phone 817.922.1794

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Plano

Conference Rooms A & B
4700 Alliance Blvd.
Plano, TX 75093
Phone: 469.814.6896

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Diabetes Support Group meets the second Thursday of every month from 5:30-7 p.m. There will be no meeting in December.

Taylor

For more information, contact our educator:
Chelsea Steinarsson, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator
Phone: 512.509.0200

Temple

For more information, contact one of our educators:
Barbara Buckles, RN, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator
Phone: 254.215.0369

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

White Rock

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.

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