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Diabetes education

For the benefit of our patients we offer in-house certified diabetes education services for both the Katy and Medical Center locations

Diabetes Educator

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Katie Spence BA,MS, CDE is our certified diabetes educator who received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Integrative Physiology in 2013 through a concurrent degree program with the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her Master’s work focused on the stress-resistant effects of exercise and the potential for acute voluntary exercise to improve the outcome of exposure therapy following traumatic events. She is a certified insulin pump trainer for many devices including Medtronic, Omnipod, Animus, T-slim, and more

Katie has spent her professional career working as a diabetes educator for Houston Thyroid and Endocrine Specialists, staying well-informed on the most recent advances in type 1 and type 2 diabetes management. She is well known by her patients for her lively and warm bedside manner. As a type 1 diabetic herself, she is a strong believer in empowering diabetes patients by providing them with the knowledge and skill set to effectively manage their own blood sugar levels as much as possible. In her spare time, Katie enjoys running, volleyball, traveling and spending time with loved ones. 

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Services
Basic Diabetes Self-Management Training
Designed for the newly diagnosed diabetes melitus patient and the established patient with sub-optimal control (hemoglobinA1c >8%) whose goal is to improve glucose control. Includes Medical Nutrition Therapy

Diabetes Medical Nutrition Therapy

Designed for the established patient who has specific nutrition management needs only. The Clinical Dietitian Diabetes Educator guides the patient to establish an individualized nutrition plan and lifestyle changes to meet the patient's needs. The patient is then trained on the knowledge and skills necessary to promote improvement and desired outcomes. Discussion of weight loss program as well

Gestational Diabetes Training
Designed to provide training for the newly diagnosed patient on basic management of gestational diabetes and on her individual treatment plan. Number and frequency of visits is individualized and determined at time of initial assessment.