Through the support of Austin Public Health, free nutrition education classes and diabetes prevention and self-management classes are offered throughout Travis County for residents.
Did you know? About 8.3% of the people in the US are estimated to be living with diabetes. That is almost 26 million people nationwide, or around 88,000 people in Travis County, Texas. Shockingly, there are three times as many people estimated to be prediabetic.
If you are overweight or prediabetic, you can reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 58% by getting regular moderate physical activity, eating healthier by reducing fat and portion sizes and increasing vegetables, and reducing weight by 5-7 percent.
Free Diabetes Self-Management & Education Classes
Our instructors can bring the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) curriculumon-site to participants.DEEP is a series of six 90-minute classes and is designed for people living with type 2 diabetes. Friends and family may attend with the person with diabetes to provide additional support.Classes are offered in English or Spanish.