Diabetes Self-Management Courses
“To provide quality healthcare for all”
For over 20 years, Gateway Community Health Center has been a local leader in providing health and wellness education for thousands of patients. Now, Gateway is the first and only program in Laredo and surrounding areas to earn national recognition. The Gateway Community Health Center has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Diabetes Self-Management Education* and Support.
Diabetes is complex, but Gateway’s nationally certified team of educators can break it down to help you understand how to manage it. They are ready to work with you to find practical solutions that fit your life. Each person is unique and our educators will work to individualize a plan to fit your personal needs.
Gateway has a Certified Diabetes Educator and Nutritionists on staff to address all areas of diabetes care including:
• Healthy eating
• Being active
• Monitoring and interpreting blood sugar levels
• Taking medication and reducing side effects
• Problem solving and addressing barriers
• Healthy coping and reducing stress
• Reducing risk for complications
In addition to diabetes education, our health educators are trained to support patients in achieving their weight goals, and improve overall health and wellness. Our Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist are here to support improvements for a variety of other health concerns including high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and pre-diabetes.
Appointments are by referral only. To schedule an appointment or to find out more, call (956) 523-3698.