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COMMENTS FROM CHERYL

Help is available to diabetics
Cheryl Walker

Being diabetic or having a family member that is diabetic is sometimes a frighting experience. When you are first diagnosed with diabetes, you have questions and you need information. The upcoming “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes” classes can help you and your family learn the nutritional and medical concerns for diabetes. There will be lessons on complications, meal planning, medicines, portion control, nutritional labels, glucose monitoring and much more to help you manage your Type 2 diabetes. Methods to manage diabetes change from time to time and this series will provide you with the current information. Staying current with the latest information can help you manage your diabetes. The cost of the five- part series is $10 per person payable at the first meeting, but we need you to call or email prior to the classes so handouts will be available Extension Office, 254- 697- 7045 or email ce- walker@tamu.edu. The series will start on Wednesday, April 27 and continue on the following Wednesdays: May 4, May 11, May 18 and May 25. Different topics will be explained at each session to help you manage your diabetes or understand what is happening with family members with diabetes. The classes will be conducted from 9- 11 a. m. at the Little River Medical Clinic at 602 N. Main Street in Rockdale. Vicki Moore, RN, BSN - Nursing

Supervisor for Little River Medical Clinic will be teaching with Cheryl Walker, County Extension Agent– Family and Consumer Sciences Texas AgriLife Extension Service. The Milam County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Little River Medical Clinic are sponsoring the training. If you have questions contact the extension office.

PRESERVING FOOD— Many off you have been canning, freezing, pickling, preserving and drying for years, but procedures change over the years to reduce food safety risks. On April 26 a Food Preservation Update is planned by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service- Milam County office. The training will be conducted from 6- 8 p. m. at the Milano Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The cost of the training will be $10 per person which is payable at the door. If you call the extension office or email prior to the training you will be assured a set of handouts. Basic information and recipe resources will be provided during the training along with major concerns about food safety and food preservation methods (canning, freezing, drying, preserving and pickling). Preserving your food correctly will provide food that will taste good and be safe to eat.


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