Do Well Be Well With Diabetes Program in Mason

Mason County News

The Wesley Nurse at First United Methodist Church and the County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences invites you to take part in the free program, Do Well Be Well with Diabetes for people with type 2 diabetes. The program will be held on 4 consecutive Wednesday afternoons in May, (May 7, 14, 21, & 28) from 1:30 to 3:30 in the Social Hall at First United Methodist Church. There will be recipe demonstrations and materials. The program will help you know how to better control you blood sugar as we learn “what is diabetes” and “what is blood sugar”, what to eat to better control blood sugar, diabetes and exercise, and how to prevent complications. Please call or email by May 5 to preregister! These classes, including all materials and recipe demonstrations at each class are FREE, but please preregister to assist in making sure enough supplies will be available to participants. Contact info: Ann Scarth, RN, Wesley Nurse, 325-347-5983 or Kristy Powell, County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, 325-347-6459.

According to the CDC, as of 2010 there are a total of 25.8 million people, or 8.3% of the U.S. population, who have diabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults age 20-74 years and the leading cause of kidney disease. Adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about 2 to 4 times higher than adults without diabetes. Studies have found that improved control of blood sugar reduces the risk of microvascular complications of diabetes. Studies also show that blood pressure control reduces the risk of cardiovascular and micro vascular complications and that improved control of LDL cholesterol can reduce cardiovascular complications. To find out how YOU can do well and be well with diabetes, please attend this free class.