Orange County Diabetes Prevention, Awareness & Health Education
GOACC Ambassadors, local American Diabetes Association Ambassadors, as well as representatives from AgriLife Extension Office and the Orange County Diabetes Prevention, Awareness & Health Education Program turned out for a ribbon cutting ceremony that was held on May 12, 2008 at Holiday Inn Express in Orange.
In December 2007 Orange County Commissioner’s Court, Texas Cooperative Extension, now known as AgriLife Extension Office, was awarded a Grant from the Nelda C. and H. J. Lutcher Stark Foundation over a three-year term. With this grant we will be able to enhance our diabetes prevention, awareness and education in Orange County.
One aspect of this program that targets adults is the Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes program. This educational program is for people with type 2 diabetes as well as caregivers and family members of people with type 2 diabetes. The primary goal is to help participants learn how to manage their blood glucose in the ranges recommended by the American Diabetes Association. The curriculum is specifically designed to meet the needs of the community participants.
Local school district in Orange County will be able to offer training on "Diabetes Management and Treatment Plan" to complete the training requirements for Chapter 168 Care of Students with Diabetes under the Health and Safety Code adopted on June 18, 2005.
All of the diabetes programs are open to the public and are free. You may contact the local office at 409-882-7010 to learn more about their programs.