Mark your calendar for diabetes classes

Learn to manage Type 2 diabetes with instruction COMMENTS FROM CHERYL
Cheryl Walker

If you learn to manage your Type 2 Diabetes, you can reduce your risks of complications like heart disease, nerve damage, kidney failure, vision loss and much more.

Get the latest information on managing your diabetes by attending the “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes” five-part series.

The series w ill be conducted at the Senior Citizen Center at 765 Green Street in Rockdale.

Classes will be taught on the following Wednesdays from 4- 6:30 p.m.: April 18; April 25; May 2; May 9; and May 16.

Each session will cover a different topic relating to nutritional and medical concerns of Type 2 Diabetes.

Some of the major topics are: glucose testing; diabetes and exercise; nutritional meal planning; proper serving sizes; nutritional labeling; health checkups; foot care; preventing complications; and eating out.

If you are a newly diagnosed diabetic or a long time diabetic, classes are important to learn the latest information on managing your blood glucose levels to reduce the risks of complications.

Moore Moore The Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes classes provide factual information along with encouragement to help you make positive changes in your diet and lifestyle.

During the classes you get to know other diabetics that are dealing with your same concerns.

The “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes” classes are a supportive and caring environment to help you learn how you can do well and be well with diabetes.

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.

To sign-up for the class or get additional information, contact the Milam County Extension Office (254) 697-7045 or email

The cost of the 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.

Mark your calendars to attend each “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes” series to help you manage your diabetes or understand what is happening with family members with diabetes. Walk Across Texas April 1

If you need a little motivation to get in shape, sign-up for the Walk Across Texas eight-week walking program.

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service has been offering the challenge for about ten years because it has helped people get in the exercise habit.

Research shows that if you exercise for eight weeks you develop a habit of exercise that is easier to continue as a lifestyle change.

The program is for individuals and teams of all ages. Just go to the website and sign-up.

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