The workshop, featuring speakers, exhibitors, prizes and refreshments, will take place in the Auxiliary Conference Center of the Shelton Building, 2000 Pine St.
The workshop is offered as a free community service by Hendrick Medical Center Diabetes Self-Management Education and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Coleman, Jones, Nolan and Taylor Counties.
Workshop participants will receive information and tips on how to better manage their diabetes.
Speakers at the workshop include Tania Thomas, PharmD, and Ansleigh Mills, MS, RD, LD, CDE, registered dietitian and diabetes educator at Hendrick Medical Center. Thomas will speak on herbal supplements and diabetes, while Mills will discuss helpful nutrition hints.
According to the American Diabetes Association, 23.6 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. While an estimated 17.9 million have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is estimated 5.7 million people are unaware they have the disease. Diabetes can lead to serious complications, but those with diabetes can lower the occurrence of complications by learning how to manage their condition.
For more information on the Diabetes Texas Style Workshop or other community services offered through Hendrick Medical Center Diabetes Self-Management Education, call 325-670-2421.