Living Well In Yalobusha County
By Pamela Redwine
The Crochet Class will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 31 at the Extension office in Coffeeville. This is a free program and is led by volunteer Karol Jarmon. Bring a crochet hook and some yarn and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and learn a new craft
Please consider helping us collect food for needy families this holiday season. The Yalobusha Extension Service, the Yalobusha MHV and WTVA are sponsoring the Food for Families Food Drive. The Food Drive is going on now thru December 5.
You can drop off your non-perishable food items in Coffeeville at Renasant Bank, The Drug Store, Coffeeville Public Library, Occasions and Petals or the Extension Service. Dropofff sites in Water Valley include Larson’s Piggly Wiggly, The Other Place, Blackmur Library and Fred’s. All food collected will benefit people in our area.
Coke Tabs – The MHV is continuing to collect coke tabs that will be sent to the Ronald McDonald House. If you collect coke tabs, please consider donating them to the MHV. You can bring them to the Extension Office.
We will have a training for 4-H volunteers called, “Preparing 4-H’ers for a Successful Club Year.”
The training will be offered at two different times to better accommodate our volunteers. The first opportunity to attend this training is, Monday, November 4, from 6 to 7 p.m. The training session will be repeated on Tuesday, November 5, noon to 1 p.m. Please let us know at the Extension office if you are planning on attending this training by noon on Monday, November 4.
November is National Diabetes Education Month
Did you know:
• Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.
• Another 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
• The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion.
American Diabetes Month takes place each November and is a time to come together as a community to Stop Diabetes®!
Type 2 Diabetes Quiz
Answer the questions below to test your knowledge of type 2 diabetes:
1. True or false? It is easy to tell if you have recently developed type 2 diabetes.
2. Name 2 risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
3. True or false? You have no control over any of the risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
4. Circle five common symptoms of type 2 diabetes:
• increased thirst
• increased urination
• blurred vision
• loss of hearing
• lack of energy
• more frequent infections
5. Fill in the blanks: Type 2 diabetes is characterized by fasting ________ __________ levels that are too high. (“Too high” means greater than or equal to 126 mg/dl on 2 occasions).
6. Pick the best answer to complete the following sentence. By age 75, 1 in 5 Americans will have type 2 diabetes. Diagnoses of type 2 diabetes have been _________ since 1990.
a) on the rise
b) about the same
c) going down
7. If you have insulin resistance, why do you need to be concerned about your health, even when your blood sugar levels remain normal?
a) you have a greater risk of heart disease
b) you are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes
c) both a and b
8. How do you know if you have insulin resistance?
a) you take a test
b) you are overweight or sedentary
c) you have type 2 diabetes
d) both b and c
1. False. The symptoms for type 2 diabetes come on slowly and appear to be part of normal aging.
2. Answers can include: age, family history of type 2 diabetes, prior history of gestational diabetes, being overweight or obese, impaired glucose tolerance and/or insulin resistance, physical inactivity, consumption of a high-fat, high-sugar, refined carbohydrate diet.
3. False – you have control of the lifestyle risk factors for diabetes, especially as they relate to weight, diet, and exercise.
4. Increased thirst, increased urination, blurred vision, lack of energy, more frequent infections
5. blood sugar
6. a) on the rise
7. c) both a & b
8. d) both b & c
Source: Communicating Food for Health November 2013 Newsletter