Baylor Scott & White’s “Diabetes Boot Camp” teaches you how to measurably control diabetes by enhancing your knowledge, skills and attitude during a four 2½-hour classes held over one month.
The four-class courses are offered during 2018 in Cedar Park, Georgetown/Sun City, Round Rock and Taylor. Topics include diabetes symptoms, treatment goals, glucose monitoring, carbohydrate basics, reading food labels, hypo/hyperglycemic causes, symptoms and treatments, healthy food choices, portion control, dining out, foot care, lowering sodium, choosing healthy fats, stress reduction, benefits of fiber and omega-3s, healthy weight loss and dietary supplements.
Physician referral is required. Ask your Baylor, Scott & White doctor to send a referral for Ambulatory Diabetes Education via the Epic system. Other doctors can fax a referral form to (512) 509-3490 or (512) 509-3410.
Insurance co-pays may apply. For more information, visit BSWHealth.com/Diabetes. To enroll, phone (512) 509-0200. Class times and 2018 starting dates at each location are as follows:
-- Baylor Scott & White Clinic – Cedar Park, 910 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park, TX 78613: 2:30 to 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month (Jan. 4, Feb. 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6). Check in at second-floor registration desk.
-- Baylor, Scott and White Clinic – Georgetown (Sun City), 4945 Williams Drive, Georgetown, TX 78633: 1 to 3:30 pm on the first Monday of each month (Feb. 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3). Check in at main desk.
-- Baylor, Scott & White Clinic – Round Rock, 425 University Blvd., Round Rock, TX 78665: The four classes are held on Fridays, with the first class 1:30 to 4 p.m. most Fridays and the second, third and fourth classes held 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on alternating Fridays. Please check in at fourth-floor registration desk.
-- Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Taylor, 305 Mallard Lane, Taylor, TX 76574: 9 to 11:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month except for July (Jan. 3, Feb. 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, Aug. 1, Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5). Check in at hospital registration desk.