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Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes classes offered

By Tanya Davis | Published Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Wise County together with Angel’s Care Home Health and the Wise County Extension Diabetes Coalition are planning Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes. The five-week program begins 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Wise County Extension Office, 206 S. State St., in Decatur. Other class dates will be Tuesdays, Feb. 26 and March 5, 12, and 19. Each session is different and will be presented by health professionals.

The five-week series targets people with type 2 diabetes. Participants will learn the skills they need to understand and manage their diabetes, reduce their risks for complications and learn how to attain their highest possible level of wellness. This program aims to help people control their diabetes rather than letting the disease control them.

The curriculum/sessions we will cover include:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Nutrition: First step to diabetes management
  • One diabetes diet, no longer the sole option
  • Managing your blood glucose
  • Nutrition labels
  • Diabetes and exercise
  • For good measure at home and eating out
  • Diabetes medicines
  • Preventing and managing complications

These classes are based on the latest research and meet the current national standards of the American Diabetes Association. It is important to be aware that classes are not meant to substitute the care by a physician. Everyone with diabetes should see a doctor regularly.

I encourage you to call the Extension office today so that you can take control of managing your diabetes.

Registration fee is $25, which covers the cost of publications purchased for this program. To sign up, call the Extension office at 940-627-3341 or stop by the office at 206 S. State, Suite A, in Decatur.

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