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Brownwood Regional Medical Center

1501 Burnett Rd

Brownwood, TX 76801

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Classes are held in the classrooms on the second floor of the West Entrance (off Streckert Dr.) at BRMC. To attend or find out upcoming dates of the Diabetes Education Series, please call the Education Department at 325-649-3319 to pre-register.

The diabetic education series is taught by trained personnel and strive to provide you needed information to assist you with educating yourself about diabetes. The classes are held each Monday for one hour. Each class covers a different diabetes topic; designed to recognize symptoms and provide tips to those struggling to manage their recent diagnosis. Preregistration is required to attend.

Week One: What is diabetes? *With so much information out there, it may be difficult to understand what Diabetes is and what you need to do to ensure your best health.

  • Learn the difference between Type I and Type II Diabetes
  • The symptoms of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia
  • How to manage your lifestyle for a longer and healthier life

Week Two: Nutrition*Perhaps one of the most difficult components to being diagnosed with Diabetes is the changes to your diet and potentially breaking your current eating habits.

  • Identify carbohydrates
  • Plan meals and portion sizes
  • Read and interpret food labels

Week Three: Physical Therapy *Diabetes means you need to stay in tune with what your body needs and awareness of what it is trying to tell you.

  • The benefits of exercising
  • The importance of self-monitoring your blood glucose
  • The training diary and the exercise program
  • What to do when low blood sugar occurs during exercise

Week Four: Prevention/Sick Days and Foot Care *Foot care is very important when you are diagnosed with diabetes because your body does not recognize pain of wounds on your feet in the same way.

  • How to choose the right shoes
  • How to take proper daily care of your feet
  • About annual foot exams.

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1501 Burnett Rd

Brownwood, TX 76801

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