LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A new year means new eating habits for many East Texans that are either diabetic or may be borderline.
To help, The Texas A&M Agrilife office is hosting a five-week seminar on things that can help control your Type 2 diabetes.
"Diabetes is not curable, but it is manageable," said agent Joel Redus. "With proper management, people with diabetes can keep their costs, health risks, quality of life, and productivity very close to those without the disease. Unfortunately, diabetes education is not always readily available to those who need it."
Redus said participants will get their questions answered by diabetes experts and professional educators and gain confidence in their ability to control their disease. The curriculum is consistent with the American Diabetes Association Standards of Care.
The class schedule is:
- Getting Started: How Food Affects Your Blood Glucose - Jan 19th
- Are You Eating the Right Number of Carbohydrates? Let’s Find Out - Jan 26th
- Beyond the Diet: Improving Your Blood Glucose Control with Physical Activity - Feb 2nd
- Beyond Diet and Physical Activity: Improving Your Blood Glucose Control with Medication - Feb 9th
- Celebrating Diabetes Control While Avoiding Complications: Having Your Cake (or Snack) & Eating It, Too! - Feb 16th
The cost for the event is $20 for the entire five weeks. The classes are every Thursday from Jan. 19- through Feb 16. Registration for the event is due by Jan. 12.