You are one of the lucky ones. Diabetes affects 1 in 11 people in the United States, but 1 in 4 of those people don’t even know they have it. You know, and are in a position to greatly improve your long-term health by learning to control your blood sugar.

The Rio Grande Regional Hospital diabetes self-management education program is designed to help you do just that. Our program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association in accordance with the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.

There is no referral for our Diabetes education classes, which are offered in both English and Spanish. Because obesity is such a contributor to diabetes and diabetic complications, weight loss or weight management counseling is included in every program we offer.

Diabetes Self Management Education Program

The Diabetes Self Management Center at Rio Grande Regional Hospital provides support and nutrition counseling services to people with any form of diabetes or prediabetes, including children and expectant mothers. For help managing the disease, consider attending one of our diabetes self-management classes.

Classes cost $20 each and include personalized meal plans. After completing the class a member of our support staff will follow-up with you to make sure we’ve addressed your specific needs and goals. All follow-up meetings are free.
We can help with:

  • Insulin administration
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Personal healthcare guidelines
  • Nutrition management
  • Understanding diabetes management needs
  • Prevention of long-term complications
  • Management of low blood sugar
  • Weight control/weight loss
  • Increasing exercise and activity levels

We have several diabetes management classes available regularly:

English Diabetes Classes

Diabetes Self-Management Class—English

2nd and 4th Monday of each month
8:00am - 12:00pm

Gestational Diabetes Class—English

Every Tuesday
8:00am - 12:00pm

Spanish Diabetes Classes (en Español)

Diabetes Self-Management Class—en Español

1st Monday of each month
8:00am - 12:00pm

Gestational Diabetes Class—en Español

Every Wednesday
8:00am - 12:00pm

Calendar & Registration

View our online calendar to our current listing of educational classes and support groups. Classes cost $20, which includes a personalized meal plan. All follow-up visits are free and are scheduled with the Diabetes Center team after you’ve completed the class.
To register, or for more information, call (956) 632-6523.

Find a Doctor

Looking for an endocrinologist close to home? Please call (956) 661-3110.