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4-H Sewing Fun Day and You Can Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes! by Johanna Hicks, Family & Community Health Agent




You Can Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes!

               Have you been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes?  Does type 2 diabetes run in your family?  Do you take care of someone who has type 2 diabetes?  If you answered yes to any of these, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension can help!  “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes” is a 5-topic, 4-lesson series designed to help manage diabetes.  The series has helped many people in the past, and continues to do so.

               A new series is starting in February, and because of receiving a grant, the series is free of charge!  Even though face-to-face sessions are more effective, we are offering the series via Zoom.  Below are the details:

  • Wednesday, February 3 – Getting Start – How Food Affects Your Blood Sugar
  • Wednesday, February 10 – Are You Eating the Right Amount of Carbs/ Physical Activity
  • Wednesday, February 17 – Diabetes Medications
  • Wednesday, February 24 – Celebrating Sensibly with Diabetes/Complications

Each session will begin at 2:00 p.m.  You can participate in the series from the comfort of your own home, office, or anywhere with internet.  If you are not familiar with Zoom or perhaps don’t have reliable internet, you are welcome to come to the Hopkins County Extension Office and we’ll pull it up for you.  This series is in partnership with Fannin, Rockwall, and Titus Counties, and Hopkins County’s own Sue Potts will be a presenter for the final session.

If you are interested, please contact our office at 903-885-3443 by Friday, January 29.  We will provide you with a registration form and a link to the first session.  We also have a notebook containing the materials for each registered participant.


4-H Sewing Fun Day

               According to our most recent 4-H registration numbers, the Fashion & Interior Design project is among the top 5 projects in Hopkins County.  A fun event has been planned for 4-H members. 

  • What: 4-H Sewing Fun Day
  • When:  Saturday, January 23
  • Time:  two sessions are offered to allow for COVID safety protocol.  Members may choose one time:  9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
  • Where:  Extension Office, 1200 W. Houston, Sulphur Springs
  • What we’ll do:  learn to make a toboggan and scarf to keep or give! 
  • Bring:  sewing scissors, tape measure.  Optional:  bring a fleece blanket to cut up.

Sewing machines will be available, but 4-H members are welcome to bring their own.  Cutting boards and rotary cutters will also be available.  Some fleece will also be available.  Participants will keep what they make.

Please note:  Tables will be spaced apart, and we will have face masks available for those who do not have one.  Anyone who has a cough or fever is asked to stay home.  We want to keep everyone healthy! 

               To register, please contact the Extension Office at 903-885-3443 and let us know which time you prefer.  If the event is cancelled for some reason, there is a possibility that kits containing fabric and instructions can be assembled for 4-H members who are interested.


Closing Thought

You can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights – “Time Gets Better with Age”

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