Manage diabetes through nutrition and healthy eating

By Tanya Davis | Published Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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Are you 60 years of age, with diabetes or know of someone who is over the age of 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 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, at the Decatur Senior Center, 1200 N. Miller in Decatur. The approximate hour-long program will provide 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 includes 600 recipes with calories, carbohydrate counts, fat grams and exchange choices. It will be provided a free to eligible participants by the North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging.

To reserve your spot, participants are encouraged to call the Extension office no later than Friday, July 6 at (940) 627-3341.

For information, contact Tanya Davis, family and consumer sciences county agent, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 206 S. State St., Decatur, or call (940) 627-3341, or e-mail ttdavis@ag.tamu.edu.

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