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Empower Yourself with UTMB's Diabetes Prevention and Care Program

Mar 29, 2024, 14:55 PM by SCOA

Are you an adult age 65+ living with diabetes? Do you want to take control of your health and live an active, fulfilling life? Look no further – UTMB's Diabetes Prevention and Care Program is here to support you!

Thanks to a generous grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, UTMB is proud to offer a range of evidence-based programs designed specifically for adults aged 65 and older living with diabetes.

Led by esteemed Principal Investigators Drs. Hani Serag and Hanaa Sallam, these programs are tailored to empower you to adopt healthy behaviors and thrive.

Classes Include:

  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (for ages 65+ with diabetes and related conditions like hypertension, heart disease, stroke, or arthritis)
  • Diabetes Self-Management Program (specially crafted for ages 65+ with diabetes)
  • Health Coaches for Hypertension Control
  • GeriFit (strength training designed for ages 65+ with diabetes)
  • Walk with Ease (ideal for ages 65+ with diabetes and arthritis)

These transformative programs are available to eligible members of our community starting February 2024. Classes will be conveniently held at various locations including the Sealy Center on Aging Learning Center at the Primary Care Pavilion in Galveston (with provided parking), the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in Galveston and Angleton, as well as other community sites. For those preferring the comfort of home, we also offer online sessions via Zoom. Contact Dr. Hanaa Sallam at or Alice Williams at or call 409-266-9647 for more information and to register today! Visit us online at and click on the "Our Programs" tab at the top for detailed information.

Don't let diabetes hold you back – take charge of your health journey with UTMB's Diabetes Prevention and Care Program. Join us and thrive!

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