SAN MARCOS, TX
– Many families take part in Christmas celebrations by sharing a meal with their loved ones, but diabetics are often overlooked when seasonal meals are prepared. Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) will present its latest free healthy cooking demonstration, “Delicious Diabetic Dishes” on Dec. 5 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Community Classroom. The event will be led by the Dietary and Nutrition Team and will focus on diabetic-friendly dishes that everyone can enjoy for holiday meals. Attendees will learn how to prepare low-carbohydrate side dishes and desserts to keep their blood sugar and waist lines under control.
“It’s always good for people to remember that they are mainly in control of their condition,” said CTMC Diabetes Educator Mario Torres. “That’s why getting together with medical professionals like diabetes educators or dietitians will help to expedite the process, getting to the desired target soon and safer.”
As part of CTMC’s practice of the CREATION Health principles, the Institute for Healthy Living (IFHL), in conjunction with the hospital’s clinical dietitians, offer a variety of dietary counseling options as well as quarterly free healthy cooking classes. From learning healthy substitutions to new and healthier ways to prepare some of your old favorites, the free, one-hour offerings have provided many participants with effective takeaways to improve their eating habits.
For more information about “Delicious Diabetic Dishes” or other programs for personal wellness and weight management, call the CTMC Institute for Healthy Living at 512-753-3818
or visit www.ctmc.org.
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. In addition, over 200 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital. In 2010 and again in 2011, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. In addition, CTMC added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011. In 2012, CTMC became the first operating room along the IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio to be equipped with a da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery suite.
CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, AHS has quickly grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation. Today, AHS supports 43 hospitals and employs 55,000 individuals. AHS hospitals are comprised of 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.