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    Tarrant County Diabetes Collaboration

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    Tarrant County Diabetes Collaboration (TCDC) is a non-profit organization that was established in 1997 after the Tarrant County Public Health Department and Texas Agricultural Extension Service of Tarrant County (now Texas Agri-Life Extension Service) partnered to develop a community-based approach to address Type 2 Diabetes among people living in Tarrant County.

     

    TCDC's  focus has changed over the years, based upon the needs of the community.  Currently, the collaboration is made up of volunteers who are  Certified Diabetes Educators, nurses, dietitians, and health educators, who work for Tarrant County Public Health, JPS, social service agencies, advocacy groups, pharmaceutical and device makers, and volunteers who want to make a difference in the community.  

     

    The collaboration offers free monthly classes to the community.  The classes are taught by CDE’s or other healthcare professionals.  Speakers for the classes have included UNT Health Science Center School of Pharmacy, local doctors, representatives from the YMCA, The American Heart Association, and the American Diabetes Associaiton.

    Upcoming Classes

    All classes are held at the Snow Room of the Marion Brooks Public Health Building located at:

    1101 South Main St., Fort Worth, TX 76104.

    The classes will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end no later than 7 p.m

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    in Conference Room C at Methodist Methodist Mansfield Medical Center

    2800 E. Broad St., Mansfield TX 76063

    Please register in advance by emailing:  tcdcemail@yahoo.com, or call 817-321-4710; class lists available at TCDC Website


     

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    Tarrant County Diabetes Collaboration is not a substitute for talking with your health care provider. TCDC encourages you to have open, honest conversations with the health care provider helping you to manage your diabetes.

    March 15, 2016

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    The Diabetes and Stress Connection

    Sherry Williams, BA, AA form Tarrant County Public Health will tell you ways to identify the good and bad stressers in your life.  She will show you ways to make negative stress work positively.  You will be able to complete a personal stress inventory which can help you create a plan to de-stress and manage your diabetes and other illnesses that can be effected by stress.