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Learn to manage diabetes at workshop

By Tanya Davis | Published Thursday, September 1, 2011

Are you 60 years of age, with diabetes or know of someone who is over 60 with diabetes? Are you frustrated over the lack of selections of menus to prepare? There is hope!

Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging have teamed to provide information and education for individuals with diabetes, aged 60 years and older, and/or their caregivers.

An educational event is planned for 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Bridgeport Community Center, 1102 Lawdwin Ave. The approximate hour-long program will focus on providing individuals with guidelines for good nutrition, how to utilize information provided on food labels for menu planning and a cooking demonstration.

In addition, each participant (one per family) will receive a copy of the American Diabetes Association book, “Month of Meals: Diabetic Meal Planner.” The book contains valuable information covering 600 recipes with calories, carbohydrate counts, fat grams and exchange choices.

It will be provided free of charge to eligible participants by the area agency on aging.

To reserve your spot, participants are encouraged to call the Extension office at (940) 627-3341 no later than Tuesday, Sept. 20.

For more information, contact Tanya Davis, county extension agent-Family & Consumer Sciences, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 206 S. State St. in Decatur, call (940) 627-3341 or email ttdavis@ag.tamu.edu.

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