For those who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or who have had it for a while but have trouble understanding what to eat or how to keep up with their reading, the Gregg County Extension Office has a program designed to help. “Do Well, Be Well” with diabetes is a nine-lesson program that discusses what diabetes is and how to manage it.

Classes are filled with information on nutrition, eating out, carbohydrate counting, foot care, medications, and much more. The nine classes will be taught over a three-week period beginning on Tues., Sept. 3 from 9:30 to noon.

The cost is $25 per person to attend the three-week series which runs through Sept. 20. Classes will be held on Sept. 3, 6, 10, 17, and 20. Some scholarships are available if anyone has Type 2 diabetes and wants to participate but cannot afford the $25 fee. The class series will be held in the auditorium of the Gregg County Health Services building, 405 East Marshall, Longview, TX. You must pre-register to attend. To pre-register call the County Extension office at 903-236-8428 or email us at 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.

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.

Visit our website at or contact Dee Lee Smith at 903-236-8428 or for more information on this program and others in the county.