The Woman's Hospital of Texas has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for quality self-management education. Our classes, taught by certified diabetes educators, as well as Registered Dietitians are specifically designed to meet the needs of women with diabetes prior to and during pregnancy.

Our Class List:

    • The ABC’s of Diabetes and Pregnancy—3 hours

This class instructs participants in the management of diabetes. It is intended for the Newly diagnosed GDM, or Type 2 DM with no prior education. It includes:

      • Meal Planning (personalized meal plan is provided)
      • Exercise 
      • Stress management
      • Glucose Meter Instruction: Participants learn how to use the meter, and how to perform quality control checks. They are taught to record and analyze glucose results over time for better diabetes management
      • Discussion also includes labor and delivery, infant feeding, postpartum issues, six-week blood glucose follow-up and planning for future pregnancies.
      • Dietary Guidelines for Women With Gestational Diabetes
    • Diabetes Fast Track—1 ½ hours

This class instructs participants on the basics of the management of diabetes. It is intended for patient’s that cannot attend the full class due to financial or time constraints, those that have a history of GDM, or has Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. It includes:

      • Meal Planning (personalized meal plan is provided)
      • Glucose Meter Instruction: Participants learn how to use the meter, and how to perform quality control checks. They are taught to record and analyze glucose results over time for better diabetes management. 
    • Diabetes Refresher—1 hour

This class instructs participants on the basics of the management of diabetes. It is intended for patient’s that cannot attend any other class due to financial or time constraints, those that have a history of GDM, or has Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, IGT/Abnormal glucose, and PCOS. It includes:

    • Meal Planning (personalized meal plan is provided)
  • For the latest schedule, more information, or to register, please call 713-791-7559.

Nutrition Education

    • Weight Management and Nutrition—group class 1 ½ -2 hours; 1:1 ~1 hour

This class instructs participants on eating a healthy, balanced diet and provides a personalized meal plan. Instruction is provided on portion sizes, label reading, dining out, and artificial sweeteners. This class meets all nutritional needs including healthy eating, weight management, preconception, pregnancy and postpartum concerns. These classes are also great for patients managing PCOS and Diabetes, as well as for women expecting Multiples, who want to maximize their nutritional intake.

  • For the latest schedule, more information, or to register, please call 713-383-2839.