Do you or someone you know have diabetes?  If your answer is yes, then this diabetes conference is for you!  The first Regional Diabetes Conference 2014 is being held on Thursday, October 30th at The Summit Club located at 3700 Judson Road, Longview.  The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. with the opening speaker to begin at 9:00 a.m.
This conference is for people with diabetes Type I and Type II.  Exhibits and vendors will be on hand to provide select free screenings, sample giveaway items, and information on resources and products for people with diabetes as well as caregivers of people with diabetes.
Pre-register to get the best price of $20.00 (includes lunch) on or before Friday, October 24th.  Registration at the door is $30.00.   Topics to be covered include:  nutrition, medications, self care, physical activity, and many other resources.
One special topic will be on diabetic nerve pain.  Diabetic nerve pain is a condition that occurs as a complication in up to 50% of patients with diabetes. Nerve fibers are delicate and prolonged exposure to high blood sugar (glucose) can damage them. The result is diabetic neuropathy, also known as diabetic nerve damage.
Registration forms can be found on our website at http://gregg.agrilife.org and once completed can be mailed to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Gregg County, 405 East Marshall, Longview, TX 75601.  To pre-register call the County Extension office at 903-236-8428 or email us at dc-smith@tamu.edu or vboykin@ag.tamu.edu.  You may also stop by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office in Gregg County at the above address, Suite 101 to pick up the registration form.
Partnering agencies include Innovative Health Solutions and Texas Department of State Health Services.  Sponsors are the Family and Consumer Sciences Committee – Gregg County and Leadership Advisory Board – Gregg County.  County Extension agent partners include Rusk, Harrison, Smith, and Wood Counties.
Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age or national origin. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.