Diabetes program empowers hospital patients

Participants learn how to take control implementing simple changes

July 22—More than 4,000 patients have been educated through the Hendrick (Abilene, Texas) Medical Center’s American Diabetes Association-recognized Diabetes Self-Management Program. The program shows patients how implementing simple lifestyle changes, such as reducing portion control, can affect their diabetes. Hendrick's  program, originally located inside the hospital itself, now has its own freestanding center, which opened in May 2012, said Donna Goble, a certified diabetes educator.