Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes
Have you or a loved one been told you have diabetes? Do you want to learn how to recognize high carbohydrate foods? Do you need the skills to manage diabetes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has the solution – Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes. A spring series will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, April 4, 7, 11, 14, and 18, at the Hopkins County Extension Office, 1200-B W. Houston Street in Sulphur Springs. All sessions will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost for the series is $25, which includes materials, refreshments, door prizes, and terrific information presented by experts in the field.
The session topics and descriptions are:
1) “How Food Affects Your Blood Glucose” We’ll discuss foods that are high in carbohydrates and foods that are low in carbohydrates, how to plan meals, and nutrition labels.
2) “Are You Eating the Correct Number of Carbohydrates?” Discussion will focus on self-monitoring, how often to test, and proper methods of testing. We’ll also discuss carbohydrate choices.
3) “Improving Your Blood Glucose with Physical Activity” We’ll discuss the types of physical activity, precautions while exercising, and review meal choices.
4) “Improving Your Blood Glucose with Medication” Discussion will be on recommended A1c levels, function of diabetes pills and insulin, managing low blood sugar, and more.
5) “Celebrating Diabetes Control While Avoiding Complications” We’ll discuss various tests and immunizations you should have and how often they should be done. We’ll also talk about risk factors for complications for people with diabetes and how to delay or prevent them.
Here are some comments from past participants:
“ I really learned a lot! I enjoyed the snacks and visiting with others.”
“I learned so much about food choices and ways to control my blood sugar. Thank you!”
“Diabetes is not a ‘one size fits all’ disease. Thanks for helping me understand that what works for one person might not work for me!”
“I’m more aware of the foods I eat and I make the effort to exercise more.”
As you can see, this series is a valuable resource for not only people who have diabetes, but for their loved ones. If you are interested in participating, please contact my office at 903-885-3443 and leave your name, address, and phone number. We will send you the registration form, or you may stop by my office, 1200-B W. Houston, to pick up a registration form. The $25 fee is payable at the first session.
Learn to take charge of your diabetes!
Cooking Through the Seasons
Here’s a little teaser! May 20, Recreation Outreach Center (ROC), 115 Putman, Sulphur Springs, 9:00 to noon, $15 – cooking demonstrations, knife skills demonstration, kitchen gadgets & gizmos, table scapes, baking, door prizes, vendors, goody bags. Trust me – you don’t want to miss this one! Registration forms and more information available at the Hopkins, Rains, and Wood County Extension offices.
Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss – Andy Rooney