AgriLife Extension diabetes education course now available online – AgriLife Today
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease, and while it is not currently curable, it is manageable. According to the Texas Demographic Center, more than 2.3 million Texans have been diagnosed with the disease.
“Texas A&M AgriLife is involved in health and wellness initiatives to improve the overall quality of life for Texans,” said Danielle Krueger, AgriLife Extension Do Well Be Well program manager, College Station.
Krueger said the seven self-paced modules were developed to help people with Type 2 diabetes learn how to manage their blood glucose through basic nutrition and self-care management.
She said it should take from five to seven hours in total to complete the entire series, but participants can go in and out of individual modules and complete them in their own time.
The Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes program is beneficial to several audiences, including those who have recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, have had diabetes for many years, or are the spouse or caregiver of someone with diabetes.
“The series is also useful for those with prediabetes in helping them understand what they can do to keep from developing Type 2 diabetes,” she said.