Do you feel isolated with your diabetes
Cheryl Walker

Don’t feel isolated and alone with your diabetes. There are lots of diabetics and unfortunately the number is growing each year. It is common for diabetics to be worried about what diabetes really is and what is means for them. You may be afraid that you won’t be able to enjoy good food and family gatherings. You may be frustrated that you don’t have enough information. Knowledge is the key, and that’s where Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes series can help.

Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes is a five-part training series to give you information to manage your diabetes. Classes will start on Sept. 11 at the Senior Citizens Center at 765 Green Street in Rockdale. The training will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 11, 18, 25 and Oct. 2 and 9. Each session will discuss different issues facing diabetics and their families. The five part series cost $10 per person and is payable at the first session.

The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service-Milam County Office and Little River Medical Clinic is providing the training. Vicki Moore, RN, BSN - Nursing Supervisor for Little River Medical Clinic will be presenting along with Cheryl Walker, Milam County Extension Agent. If you have questions, need additional information, or would like to register for the series contact the Milam County Extension Office at 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron, 254-697-7045 or email Remember your health is important to you and yours. Diabetes is something you can learn to live with for many years if you just learn to manage your blood glucose levels. Let the Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes series help you.

ESTATE PLANNING PROGRAM— It would be sad if you die before you plan your estate distribution. You would not be around to see the problems you create, but your family may deal with them for years. Having a will is one step, but at the Estate Planning Program on Sept. 17 you will learn about many other estate planning concerns.

Think about your family and make the hard choice to plan for the time you will not be around to guide them.

Mark your calendar for an Estate Planning Program set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the New Salem Building at Rockdale Fair Park. The workshop is only $10 per person payable at the meeting. You will learn the terminology that can help you prepare your estate plans with professionals.

Our special speaker will present Estate Planning-Understanding the Tools and Taxes. Dr. Wayne A. Hayenga, Attorney and Professor Emeritus Texas A&M Extension Service will present about two hours of your will, estate administration, trusts, and estate tax planning topics.

Dr. Hayenga will address the legal documents to get your business affairs and health documents in order so you can be assured your estate plan is complete. Wills and trusts will be addressed during the program. A trust is one of the most powerful estate planning tools. It can work for you during life time and at your death. Your estate can avoid probate and keep the administration private.

A trust can allow for benefits to your surviving spouse and then to your children. It often can protect heirs from squandering their inheritance. But, most commonly, it is used as a tool to save income and estate taxes for families as Dr. Hayenga will explain.

This is an opportunity for you and your family to get information on the Estate Planning Topic so you can make the correct choices for your family. The Milam County Leadership Advisory Board is sponsoring the program because they identified it as a major topic of interest to our citizens.

If you are planning on attending the Estate Planning Program or if you have questions, contact the Milam County Extension Office. When you pre-register for the program it will allow us to make enough handouts for the participants, but pre-registration is not required. Remember Sept. 17 will be an opportunity for you to understand estate planning.

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