Marengo Extension office offers diabetes education program

DEEP is a new program offered by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System that focuses on empowering people to take charge of their diabetes, avoid complications from the disease, and improve self- management skills.

Because complications from diabetes can be controlled and often prevented, DEEP focuses on self-management.  The course covers many things:  individual educational needs; setting personal goals; learning self-blood glucose monitoring; improving nutrition; instruction on insulin self-administration; exercise; disease process; types of diabetes; sick day management; ASA standards of care; community resources; and medication review consults.

Whether you have just been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes or have had diabetes for years- DEEP can help you take charge of your health.  Diabetes also affects the families, care givers, significant others and friends of patients.  DEEP participants are encouraged to bring support persons with them.

The DEEP program begins on June 9 at 10:00 am at the Marengo County Extension office at 2400 E. Coats Avenue in Linden and will run for six weeks.  To register, call the Marengo County office at (334) 295-5959 or Tera Glenn at (205) 561-4094.