Living well with diabetes through education, counseling, and support
At Methodist Health System, we believe in the power of diabetes education, diabetes counseling, diabetes support groups, and a little fun, to help people with diabetes live healthy and happy lives. That’s why we created the Diabetes Self-Management Program at Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas and Methodist Richardson Medical Center.
You can live well with diabetes. We can help.
Our team of dedicated professionals at Methodist has built a diabetes program of classes, events, support groups, and seminars that meets or exceeds the national standards set by the American Diabetes Association.
The Diabetes Self-Management Program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for outstanding quality diabetes education and services. The program has successfully achieved ADA recognition since its inception in 2002.
More important, through the Diabetes Self-Management Program we’re helping make life better for people in our community who have type 1 diabetes , type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes.
If you have diabetes, ask your doctor if a diabetes self-management program is right for you.
Are you at risk for diabetes?
According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 30 million children and adults have diabetes in the United States. Out of that number, nearly 95% have type 2 diabetes, a condition characterized by high blood glucose levels caused by either a lack of insulin or the body's inability to use insulin efficiently. Type 2 diabetes develops most often in middle-aged and older adults.
Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, or any other affiliated institution.