You can LIVE WELL with diabetes. Seton Diabetes Education Center offers diabetes and diabetes prevention programs. We currently offer two different community programs:
- Ask the Expert: free programs designed to provide topics of interest to persons with diabetes. The program is formatted to provide informal support during a diabetes-friendly meal before the presentation
- Health in Action: low-cost community seminars equipping persons with diabetes or at risk for developing diabetes with tools to live healthier-these programs are focused on specific topics to hone self-management skills
Seton Diabetes Education Walk Texas Challenge Participants Walk the Walk!
Team Leaders: Diane Key and Mindy Smith
The 2012 Walk Texas Challenge recruited 18 people concerned with diabetes committed to increasing their personal level of physical activity. Twelve people finished the program, logging the equivalent of walking over 1900 miles during this year’s 10 week challenge! Looking at the results another way, each member of our team averaged about 4 hours of physical activity per week!
The research is clear that 30 minutes of physical activity MOST DAYS has profound health benefits for persons with diabetes, including: Lower blood glucose levels for up to 24 hours after an exercise session. Lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. Increased success with weight loss goals. Increased stamina.
Check out the 2012 Medalists who completed the 2012 Walk Texas Challenge at Seton Diabetes Education Center and their respective medals! Congratulations to all who finished the program!
Seton Diabetes Education Center Walk Texas Medal Winners 2012
Front Row(left to right): Sister Barbara Janda—Bronze, Barbara Reed–Gold, Janie Villarreal—Bronze. Back Row (left to right): Art Villarreal—Bronze, Scott Mandle—Gold, Wanda Sims—Silver, Debra Bedford—Gold (highest score!), John Key—Gold, Diane Key—Gold. Not Pictured: Jackie Brown—Silver, Kim Davis—Bronze, and Freddie Stewart—Gold.