FREE Diabetes Educational Courses and Support Groups (TX STRIDE)

TX STRIDE is a diabetes educational research program which is funded by the NIH. Our goal is to lower the rates of Type 2 Diabetes in African Americans and we do this by providing educational classes on methods to control blood glucose levels, ways to lower your A1c, stress management, and much more. 

All diabetes classes and support group sessions are held virtual using Zoom. The program is free for participants and provides $230 for full participation. This program includes 4 testing sessions (1 initial testing session before you begin classes, 1 testing session at 6 months, 1 testing session at 1 year, and 1 final testing session at 2 years). Classes are 1 day per week for 8 weeks and held on zoom.


-Must be African-American with Type 2 Diabetes

-Must be at least 18 years old

-Must be in good enough health to walk regularly

-Must be willing to drive to testing location


-All participants can earn up to $230 for participation in all testing sessions

-All participants will recieve a free Fitbit, exercise bands, and educational packet after completion of the first testing session


To join or learn more please email Natalie McLaurin ( or Dr. Mary Steinhardt (

Friday, March 10, 2023

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