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Take Charge of Your Diabetes

…is an Extension-based collaborative educational program targeted to persons with type 2 diabetes.

You will get information and motivation to help you adopt positive lifestyle changes.

The program has been successful in helping participants improve blood glucose control, which reduces long-term health risks.

TCYD Can Help You:

  • Improve your hemoglobin A1C
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Create a healthy meal plan that works for you
  • Learn how to check your feet
  • Take charge of your diabetes

The Lessons

  • What is Diabetes?
  • Keeping Track of Blood Glucose
  • Diabetes Medications
  • Nutritional Management of Diabetes
  • Carbohydrate Counting
  • Exercise and Physical Activity
  • Standards of Medical Care
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Foot Care and Setting Goals

The Follow-up

  • Class Reunion
  • Grand Finale!

Classes will begin soon!  They will be held weekly for eight weeks.  There will be a health screening before the first class, after the last class, and three months following the last class.

Health screenings will include

  • Height (first screening only)
  • Weight
  • Blood Pressure

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