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Page last reviewed: September 25, 2023

Diabetes Awareness and Wellness Network

The DAWN Center provides free diabetes self-management education and many other health related services to Houstonians in order to reduce and prevent chronic disease.

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Highlighted Diabetes Education Classes

    DAWN Community Outreach Requests

    Please use the DAWN community outreach request form to ask for health education services. 

    For more information, please email us

    Diabetes 101: The Basics

    To enroll, call 832-393-5656 or complete this form

    Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center

    6402 Market St., Houston Texas 77020
    April 13, 2023: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Alief Neighborhood Center
    11903 Bellaire Blvd., Houston Texas 77072
    April 12, 2023: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

    After you complete this presentation, you will:

    • Know what diabetes is
    • Understand how insulin works to lower blood sugar
    • Identify the risk factors for becoming diabetic
    • Be able to explain how to treat high and low blood sugar
    • Recognize the role that the seven self-care behaviors plan in managing diabetes

    Diabetes Management and Foot Care

    Led by Dr. Huzefa Sakerwalla. In-person and online classes. Third Tuesday of each month. 2-3 p.m. All locations.

    To enroll, call 832-393-6700 or email us

    Sessions include: 

    • Information on how diabetes and foot care fit together
    • Techniques for proper foot care
    • Questions and answers

    Diabetes Self-Management

    In-person and online classes each Thursday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. All locations.

    To enroll, call 832-393-6700 or complete this form

    Learn how to better manage diabetes with a full mind, body and spirit approach. This 7-week class includes:

    • Preventing low blood sugar
    • Meal planning
    • Stress management
    • Introduction to physical activity and exercise

    Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    In-person and online classes each Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. All locations. 

    To enroll, call 832-393-5656.

    With these classes, you get:

    • A proven program to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes
    • A CDC- approved curriculum and trained lifestyle coach
    • Participant guides, fitness logs, food logs, weight log, action plan journal and other materials
    • Support from others like you as you learn new skills

    Heart-to-Heart Discussions About Blood Pressure

    Starting March 22, in-person and online classes each Wednesday from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    To enroll, call 832-393-6700 or complete this form

    Nutrition Education — My Plate for My Family

    We are hosting free cooking demos with the Houston Food Bank. 

    Acres Homes Multi-Service Center
    6719 W. Montgomery Road, Houston, Texas 77091

    April 10, 17, 19, and May 1, 2023
    11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    To enroll, call 832-393-6700 or email usDownload flyer.

    Peer Support Group

    The peer support group meets in person each Tuesday from 11 a.m. at the Third Ward Multi-Service Center.

    To enroll, call 832-393-6700 or complete this form

    Four Locations to Serve You

    Programs and Services

    Self-Management Education

    Diabetes self-management classes
    Chronic disease self-management class (CDSM)
    Diabetes survival skills
    Diabetes basics 101
    Conversation maps
    Wisdom power and control for type 2 diabetes (7-week series)
    Protect your heart workshop


    Nutrition Education

    Taste of African heritage
    Cooking for healthy living
    Cooking demonstrations
    Eat what you grow: garden and nutrition series
    Grocery store tours
    A dash of salt

    Self-Management Support

    Senior nutrition and fitness program
    Diabetes support group
    Medication management therapy
    Foot care with podiatrist

    Activity Calendar