Diabetes Educational Classes Offered Through April
?Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes? (DWBW) is an educational series to help people with Type 2 Diabetes learn the skills they need to understand and manage their diabetes, to reduce their risks for complications, and to attain their highest possible level of wellness.
The ?Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes? curriculum consists of 9 lessons: one introductory class, which is an overview of diabetes, four nutrition lessons, and four self-care lessons. Freestone County A&M AgriLife Extension Service in conjunction with Cornerstone Clinic-Teague will be offering these classes beginning April 2, April 9, April 16, April 23, and April 30, at 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Eighth Avenue Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Teague. The fee for this educational series is $20.00 and includes a cookbook and other informational materials. Call the Freestone County A&M AgriLife Extension Office to reserve your place for this informative series whether you or a loved one is dealing with diabetes at 903-389-3436. The public is welcome to attend.
This educational series aims to help people control their diabetes rather than letting the disease control them. The classes are not meant to substitute for care by a physician - everyone with diabetes should see a doctor regularly. However, diabetes is a disease that mostly requires daily self-management. Although doctors, other health professionals, and trained educators can advise and teach them, the people with diabetes are the ones who control and manage their diabetes.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Programs serve people of all ages regardless of race, color, religion, disability or national origin. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Courts of Texas Cooperating. If you are interested in knowing more about educational programs and events contact Teresa Petkoff, County Extension Agent-Family & Consumer Sciences at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office at 903-389-3436. This educational series is sponsored by the Freestone County Family & Consumer Sciences Committee and Cornerstone Clinic-Teague.