Free diabetes risk assessments and health coaching on Nov. 28

11.10.2017 | By Jeannie Peng Mansyur

The San Jacinto College Community Education Center is partnering with the Diabetes Awareness and Wellness Network (D.A.W.N.) Center to host a free event offering diabetes risk assessments and health coaching.

The Diabetes Risk Assessments and Health Coaching event will be held on Nov. 28, from 12 to 1 p.m., in the Student Center, N-2.112, on the San Jacinto College North Campus. The Community Education Center is observing National Diabetes Month to increase awareness about the disease and provide individuals with key information on treatment and prevention. Diabetes is a disease that impairs the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin. This results in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated glucose levels in the blood and urine. It is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, according to the American Diabetes Association, with an individual diagnosed with the disease every 21 seconds.

Each month, the Community Education Center hosts free events with special guest speakers and activities related to health and wellness. It is a part of the San Jacinto College Continuing and Professional Development division.

The D.A.W.N. Center provides services that are based on promoting health and behavior changes with education classes in nutrition, cooking and physical fitness. The Diabetes Risk Assessments and Health Coaching event is a part of the D.A.W.N. Center’s outreach initiative.

The San Jacinto College North Campus is located at 5800 Uvalde Road in Houston. For more information about the event, call 281-459-7646 or email communityeducationnorth@sjcd.edu.

About the Continuing and Professional Development division
This division at San Jacinto College provides continuing education and training for both current and future employees in the professional and technical job sectors, as well as provides the public with noncredit open enrollment course options to enhance their lives. Professional and technical training is available through contract training, open enrollment, and grant funding. For more information, call 281-476-1838 or visit the Continuing and Professional Development division website.

About San Jacinto College 
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students each year benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers eight areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce. 

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