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Diabetes program aims to teach healthy living

Diabetes program aims to teach healthy living

February 22nd, 2019 by Gazette Staff in Texarkana News

A free seven-week program will be available to help families to live a healthy life with diabetes.

The program is titled DEEP, or The Diabetes Empowerment and Education Program.

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is partnering with the Area Agency on Aging of Southwest Arkansas to present the program.

"DEEP is designed to help people with diabetes and their family members learn to live a healthy life with diabetes. Participants will learn how to prevent complications of diabetes, improve eating habits and increase physical activity. Individuals will also develop self-care skills and learn how to utilize available resources and improve their relationship with their health care providers," said Bethany Barney, Little River County Family and Consumer Sciences agent.

The classes will be held once a week on Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. - noon beginning March 6 and ending April 17 at UA Cossatot-Ashdown campus at 1411 N. Constitution Ave. The classes will be conducted by trained instructors from the Area Agency on Aging.

For more information or to pre-register, call 870-898-7224 or toll free 800-272-2127 XT 105.

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