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Diabetes Education Class To Be Held Virtually In February
Jan04

Diabetes Education Class To Be Held Virtually In February

Texas AgriLife Extension Service’s next diabetes education program will be held virtually on Wednesday in February. “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes” is a program is designed to help people with Type 2 diabetes learn how to manage their blood glucose through basic nutrition and self-care management. The class was originally scheduled to be start Wednesday, Jan. 4. However, the class has been moved to Wednesdays in...

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Hicks: A Year in Review – Diabetes Education
Dec09

Hicks: A Year in Review – Diabetes Education

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County A Year in Review – Diabetes Education Each year, starting in December, our Extension staff provides impact summaries of our major programs.  My passion is helping others learn how to manage diabetes through a series called, “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes.”  According to the Center for Disease Prevention and...

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November – National Diabetes Month by Johanna Hicks

November – National Diabetes Month                For years, Texas A&M AgriLife and its partners have been offering diabetes education and solutions for preventing or managing this condition.  “National Diabetes Month is an opportunity to raise awareness of this disease and its risk factors, as well as promote healthful living behaviors that can reduce the...

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Hicks: Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes Series Coming in September
Aug26

Hicks: Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes Series Coming in September

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County Face-to-face programming has been put on hold for a while, but that doesn’t mean opportunities have stopped. “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes” is a five-lesson series targeted toward individuals with type 2 diabetes. Recent research indicates that 10% of the Hopkins County adult population has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, 31%...

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Nine Health Checks you Need For Diabetes
Jun03

Nine Health Checks you Need For Diabetes

Johanna Hicks By Johanna Hicks,Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent Numbers are a fact of life for people with diabetes – blood glucose levels, grams of carbs, units of insulin. Those are important, but so are the target numbers for screenings. Whether type 1 or type 2 diabetes, there is in increased risk of developing a slew of other serious health conditions, including heart, kidney, and eye...

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Diabetes Programs Make An Impact

By Johanna Hicks Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, 1200-B West Houston St., P.O.Box 518, Sulphur springs, TX 75483; 903-885-3443 – phone 903-439-4909 – Fax, [email protected] Every year starting in mid-November, our Extension staff begins the process of summarizing our program impacts. This is the first of more to come. Many of you know that diabetes education is my passion. Having...

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Diabetes Programs Teach Healthy Lifestyle Changes
Nov05

Diabetes Programs Teach Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County, P.O. Box 518, 1200-B West Houston St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75483; 903-885-3443; [email protected] By Johanna Hicks November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. I want to highlight some of the programming impacts of Extension Family & Community Health Agents from across the state (including Hopkins County)....

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Take Diabetes To Heart
Oct15

Take Diabetes To Heart

Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Consumer Sciences, 1200-B West Houston St., P.O.Box 518, Sulphur springs, TX 75483; 903-885-3443 – phone 903-439-4909 – Fax, [email protected] By Johanna Hicks November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes. In partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), this year’s focus...

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Diabetes Support Group Meets Today at Noon
Mar26

Diabetes Support Group Meets Today at Noon

A Diabetes Support Group for Hopkins County and surrounding areas will meet the 4th Tuesday of each month. The newly formed group will meet Tuesday, March 26, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Hopkins County, 1200 W. Houston Street, Sulphur Springs at 12:00 noon.  The group is open to anyone who has diabetes or who cares for someone with diabetes.  Informative topics for discussion will include...

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You CAN Manage Your Diabetes By Johanna Hicks
Feb28

You CAN Manage Your Diabetes By Johanna Hicks

You CAN Manage Your Diabetes!             As many of you know, our youngest son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 2 ½ and our world was turned topsy turvy!  When I re-entered the career as Extension Agent several years ago, my passion was diabetes education.  Our son was my inspiration for helping others manage diabetes....

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