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If you have diabetes, it is important that you learn to control it for life.
Diabetes is a serious problem, but research shows that controlling diabetes makes a huge difference. Keep your blood sugar close to normal and you reduce your chances of serious health problems such as blindness, kidney failure and amputations.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension invites you and your family members to participate in a new and exciting diabetes education program. The series of programs is being offered via the two-way interactive distance education facilities. Participants will learn about current issues related to diabetes from educators with over 20 years of team-teaching experience with teaching diabetes self-management skills and will share practical hints. These sessions are designed to supplement the education that you receive from your local diabetes education team and not a substitute for diabetes classes through your local health care providers.
On Wednesday, Dec. 2, the “Control Diabetes for Life” program will he held in Neligh. The free event will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the basement of the Antelope County Courthouse in Neligh. The last 30 minutes of the program will be open to questions and answers from the presenters. The theme will be “Back to the Basics” topics to be addressed during the two-hour program include: Protecting Your Family; Obesity and Portion Size, and Get More From Medicare. There will also be a question and answer period. Participants will receive a new recipe for diabetic appropriate foods. Team-teaching the program will be Stacie Petersen, R.N., B.S.N., and Certified Diabetes Educator; and Deborah Willcox, R.D. L.M.N.T.; of Franciscan Care Services in West Point; and Debra Schroeder, M.S., Extension Educator in Cuming County.
Please pre-register by Monday, November 30, with your local Extension Educator Libby Slack at (402) 887-5414 to ensure adequate availability of handouts. School Food Service staff may earn two hours of continuing education credit for attending this session. This program is a joint effort of University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and Franciscan Care Services of West Point.