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Page last reviewed: November 17, 2022

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.

Diabetes Awareness and Wellness Network

Four Locations to Serve You

The Challenge

Combating the high rate of type 2 diabetes in moderate to low-income areas.

The Solution

DAWN was designed to provide health education and behavior intervention to adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, as well as adults at risk for having this condition.

Programs and Services

Fitness Education

Exerstart Program
Fitness instruction
Walking club
Garden club
Zumba Gold


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 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


Self-Management Support

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

Activity Calendar