Diabetes classes continuing

By CHERYL WALKER Milam County AgriLife Extension Agent

You can still be a part of the "Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes" classes. We have four sessions to go in the series—Aug. 12, Aug. 19, Aug. 26 and Sept. 2. Join us at the Igelesia Bautista Tierra Santa (Church), 802 S. College, in Cameron from 9 to 11 a.m. each Wednesday.

Presentations will be provided in English and Spanish. Basillio M. Montez Jr., pastor for Igelesia Bautista Tierra Santa, will provide the Spanish translation of the materials presented by Vicki Moore, RN, Nursing Supervisor for Little River Medical Clinic and myself. Handouts will be provided in English and Spanish.

The Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes is a free class offered in Milam County and across Texas by the Texas Agr iLife Extension Service. If you have questions or need additional information, contact the Milam County Extension Office, 100 E. 1st Street, in Cameron, 254-697- 7045.

Diabetes web tool

On the American Diabetes Association website, there is a great tool called the Food Advisor myfoodadvisor.html. You can look up nutritional information about foods and find recipes.

If you go to the Food Advisor and click on the Explore Food tab, it will take you to a listing of food groups. Click on a food group and then click on a food to get the nutritional information. If your choice is not the healthiest choice, it will give you better choices.

There is a lot of information on the internet. Some good information and a lot of misinformation.

If you cannot find the information on the American Diabetes Association website, you may want to think about the quality of the information. Also, make sure you check things out with your doctor prior to changing your diabetic treatment.

Food safety class

Commercial food handlers who need a state certification class can sign-up for the "Food Safety - It's Our Business" class set for Aug. 24 and 25.

The two-day course cost $110 and includes the course book, training and state test. Registration materials are available at the Extension Office and on our website http://milam-tx.tamu. edu/ under events.

Participants can also register for the test only at a reduced fee. Pre-registration is required to ensure that everyone has a test and course book available.

Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Milam County office offers the course twice a year (August and January). This allows the local commercial food handlers an opportunity to get the training required by the State of Texas.

If you have questions or need to sign-up, call 254-697-7045.

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