Texas AgriLife Extension Service - Nueces County, has partnered with the Nueces County Commissioners Court, the Texas AgriLlife Extension Service - Expanded Nutrition Program in Nueces County, and Wesley Nurse Health Ministries to offer Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes for Nueces County residents.

Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes is a series of nine classes taught by a registered dietician and registered nurses. These classes are designed to teach people with Type 2 diabetes how to better manage their diabetes and keep blood glucose in ranges recommended by the American Diabetes Association.

During the classes, class members with Type 2 diabetes are provided weight screenings, as well as education on tools and methods to keep their blood glucose in recommended ranges. Self-care class topics include What is Diabetes?, Managing Your Blood Sugar, Diabetes and Exercise, Diabetes Medicines, and Preventing and Managing Complications.

In addition to these five self-care topics, participants in the class learn about the importance of nutrition in better managing Type 2 diabetes through Nutrition: The First Step to Diabetes Management, One Diabetes Diet - No Longer the Sole Option, Nutritional Labels, and For Good Measure at Home and Eating Out.

The next set of scheduled classes is Feb. 16 - March 23. These classes will be held every Tuesday for six weeks from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Johnny Calderon Building Auditorium in Robstown, at 710 E. Main St.

This is a series of classes that build upon one another; therefore it is important that class members attend each of the six classes. Class size is limited to 15 people with Type 2 diabetes and offered free of charge, so call now to register.

For more information, or to register for the class, contact Rusty Hohlt, County Extension Agent - Family and Consumer Sciences, 710 E. Main St., Ste. 1, Robstown, Texas 78380, telephone number (361) 767-5220 or email rrhohlt@ag.tamu.edu.

Individuals who cannot participate in this class can be placed on a waiting for future classes.

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid, service, or accommodation in order to participate in the program should contact the County Extension Office at (361) 767-5216 at least one week in advance of the program in order for proper arrangements to be made.