The Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas is a Special Diabetes for Indians grant-funded program. We offer the following services for people with diabetes receiving medical care at UITCT:
Diabetes Self-management Education
The basis of the Diabetes program at UITCT is the Self-Management Education provided by certified diabetes educators to assist in understanding how to control diabetes through diet, exercise and medication in order to reduce the risk of developing complications.
Nutrition education at UITCT is provided by a registered dietitian to help patients understand carbohydrate regulation and for individuals looking to change eating habits to assist with weight loss.
Diabetes Foot Program
The Diabetes Foot Program provides a foot exam for registered patients once every 6 months. The foot exam includes foot education detailing basic nail and callous care for individuals with diabetes that are unable to care for their own feet.
JVN Tele-Opthalmology Services
The IHS-Joslin Vision Network Tele-opthalmology retinal screening program provides annual eye screening for patients with diabetes. The screening helps detect early signs of diabetes retinopathy, which is the leading cause of blindness in the US.
Diabetes Program Appointments
If you would like to make an appointment for any of the above services, please contact the Clinic Front Desk at 214-941-1050 Ext. 235.
Diabetes Support Group
The Diabetes Support Group meets on the first Friday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the Pendleton Room, UITCT Inter-Tribal Outreach Center, 1269 Record Crossing Road, Dallas TX, 75235. Please join us for discussions on diabetes, refreshments and games.
The UITCT staff and community volunteers have been busy the past two years developing a community garden project in partnership with the Texas A&M University AgriLife Extension Service Master Gardener Program to create an Earth-Kind® garden. The project provides the opportunity for volunteers to be actively involved in the growing process by learning skills to help them grow gardens for themselves at home. Harvested produce is shared with volunteers and participants in our nutrition classes.
We invite everyone in the local community to join us Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and every other Saturday in the UITCT Community Garden. DART bus passes are available for volunteers who do not have transportation.
Diabetes Program Outreach
The Urban Inter-Tribal Center staff provides diabetes prevention and awareness education through local Summer School programs, including outreach education to local community groups and hosting booths at community events. Look for us at American Indian Heritage Day event, University of Texas – Arlington Pow Wow, or Santa Fe Days.
If you would like to request a presentation for your community group please contact Sylvia Rodriguez, Community Health Worker – firstname.lastname@example.org.