‘Do Well Be Well With Diabetes’ classes scheduled

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Henderson County and UT Health East Texas-Athens have partnered to offer a comprehensive diabetes education series called, “Do Well Be Well with Diabetes.” The five-session series will provide participants with the latest information on managing blood glucose.

Do Well Be Well with Diabetes was designed to help patients who have recently been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, have had diabetes for many years, or for the spouses and caregivers of loved ones with diabetes. Nine lessons are taught over a period of five classes and teach individuals about diabetes and how to manage the disease. Each lesson will be presented by local health care professionals with expertise in the subject area. In addition to learning diabetes self-care and management techniques, classes will include delicious diabetes friendly recipe demonstrations and tastings.

“I am looking forward to partnering with the team of healthcare professionals at UT Health East Texas Athens to bring these classes to Athens. Participants will learn how to manage their diabetes in a small class setting from experts in the field. And for the first time ever, we will be doing live cooking demonstrations and tastings as part of the class. Participants will leave with recipes and tips to make their favorite recipes more diabetes friendly,” said Carolyn Tyler, County Extension Agent for Family and Community Health.

Classes will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4 pm beginning on October 23rd and concluding on November 6th Classes will be held at UT Health East Texas – Athens in the Bush Board room. Registration for the five week series is $20 and space will be reserved on a first come, first paid basis. Space is limited so interested participants are encouraged to pre-register.

For more information or to register, please call Carolyn Tyler, Henderson County Extension Agent for Family and Community Health at 903-675-6130 or Carolyn.Tyler@ag.tamu.edu

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