A head of broccoli and cauliflower on a table. Learning how to eat healthy will be one of the topics taught during the "¡Si Yo Puedo Controlar Mí Diabetes" Spanish-language diabetes management  series beginning on May 21 in Waco.
Learning how to eat healthy will be one of the topics taught during diabetes management “¡Si Yo Puedo Controlar Mí Diabetes” Spanish-language course series beginning on May 21 in Waco. (Michael Miller/Texas A&M AgriLife)

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the “¡Si, Yo Puedo Controlar Mí Diabetes!” management program beginning May 21 in Waco.

The program is a self-management course for Spanish-speaking adults over 18 with Type 2 diabetes. Classes will be held every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. beginning May 21 through June 11 at the AgriLife Extension office in McLennan County, 4224 Cobbs Drive.

The cost to attend is $10, and the registration deadline is May 16. Individuals can register by contacting Rachel Esquivel, AgriLife Extension family and community health agent in McLennan County, at 254-757-5180 or at rachel.esquivel@ag.tamu.edu.

Curriculum empowers participants to manage diabetes

Taught by Esquivel, the course encourages participants to learn how to make lasting lifestyle changes in such areas as nutrition, exercise and monitoring blood sugar levels.

The program empowers participants to manage their diabetes through the research-based methods taught during each session.

Diabetes management program topics

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Developing diabetes self-care skills.
  • Improving eating habits and maintaining good nutrition.
  • Increasing physical activity.
  • Preventing complications.
  • Improving quality of life when living with diabetes.
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