Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center, in partnership with South Coastal Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Nueces County Commissioner Joe A. Gonzalez and Commissioner Oscar Ortiz, is holding a free "Controlling Your Diabetes" series.

The series will consist of four free weekly classes on Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., and will be offered in two different locations.

The Banquete Senior Center at 4359 4th St. will hold classes every Thuesday from Feb. 13 - March 6.

The Bishop Senior Center at 102 W Joyce St. will hold classes every Thursday from March 13 - Apr. 3.

The "Controlling Your Diabetes" series will cover topics such as what diabetes is; blood glucose; monitoring; carbohydrate counting; meal planning; how to read food; labels; medication and insulin; administration; preventing diabetes; complications; exercise.

To complete the program, participants must attend all four classes. For more information, call 361-857-2945.