With 23% of McLennan County residents having diabetes according to the 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment, there are many resources available to prevent and control diabetes in McLennan County.
To find out more about services offered in the community, see below for a list of organizations offering Diabetes Self-Management or Pre-Diabetes Programs.
HOT Area Agency on Aging
Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest
Providence Health Center provides a monthly support group designed for anyone interested in learning more about diabetes and its treatment. The group meets the third Tuesday of every month, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and is held at Providence Diabetes Management Center. Providence Medical Plaza, 405 Londonderry, Suite 310. For more information, click here or please call (254) 751-4257. Attendance is free. Friends and family are welcome to attend.
YMCA of Central Texas
254.776.6612 ext. 210
This is an 8 week walking program conducted in partnership with the Texas Agrilife Extension Service. For 8 weeks, participants log their miles to see if they can walk 800 miles across Texas. Prize incentives are available. If you would like your worksite, church, or community group to participate in this together call 254-757-5180. Programs run in the spring.
Posters, Brochures, and Lliterature is available upon request. Contact us if you would like to request additional materials.
The Diabetes Program launched the “Taking Control” and “Get Real” media campaigns from the National Diabetes Education Program(NDEP). These are broadcast in both English and Spanish via public service announcements(PSA's) and advertisements on TV, Radio, Mobile Billboard, Website, and Print media over the course of the year.