Places & Events
Diabetes is preventable and
service offers cooking classes
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN – According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC),
the number of people with diabetes has increased by 3 million to
a new high of 24 million. This means that almost 8 percent of
the U.S. population has diabetes.
Almost a quarter of people over 65 have diabetes. In addition,
57 million people have pre-diabetes, which means they are at
very high risk for developing diabetes.
Are you or someone in your family at risk for type 2 diabetes?
Your risk is higher if you are over 45 years of age, especially
if you are over your recommended weight. You are also at higher
risk if you are less than 45 years of age and have any one of
these risk factors: physically inactive; have close relatives
with diabetes; are a member of high-risk ethnic populations such
as African American, Latino, Native American, Asian American, or
Pacific Islander; have delivered a baby weighing over 9 pounds;
have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and/or triglycerides,
polycystic ovary syndrome, tests indicating your body is not
handling glucose well, or a history of vascular disease.
If you think you are at risk, ask your doctor or clinic for a
fasting blood glucose test. Then, make sure you understand the
results when they come back to you. Ask for a copy, and keep
that copy somewhere so you can find it and compare future
There are things you can do to reduce your risk of developing
Walking 30 minutes daily for five days each week at a moderate
speed and losing 7 percent of your body weight, 58 percent of
the people participating in this study did not develop diabetes.
If you know you have diabetes and you want to learn more about
how to make sure you do the best you can by keeping your blood
glucose in the range recommended by the American Diabetes
Association (70 mg/dL to 130 mg/dL), ask your doctor or clinic
for help finding diabetes self-management classes in your
community. Doctors and other health care professionals can
provide advice and medicines, but the person with diabetes has
to manage it every day.
Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Kaufman County is offering a
4-week series “Cooking Well with Diabetes.” The series will
include cooking demonstrations, as well as discussions of
research findings on diabetes. The class will provide useful,
practical information to help you with make healthy decisions.
The class will be from 3 - 5 p.m. on Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 2
and Nov. 9, at the Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative, in
Kaufman. The cost is $25.00 per person.
Chamber sets Rock ’n Roll
Special to the Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–The much anticipated new fall party “A Night in
Rock ’n Roll Alley,” is scheduled for 7 p.m. (doors open)
Saturday, Oct. 22, at Lakeplex Lanes in Seven Points.
Ticket holders will be treated to a night of bowling, Dino
“Danger” Perelli, playing his best rockin’ oldies music for
dancing, a diner fare dinner, billiard tournament, games, live
auction and lots of surprises.
It will all be presented with a retro ambiance, so if you have
an old bowling shirt, a poodle skirt and bobby sox in your
closet, wear it, or just dress casual.
Samples of auction items include an Emmit Smith autographed
mini-football, donated by TexasAbility, wall map and ads donated
by Lone Star Maps, Limestone picnic table with two benches
donated by Jiba stone Center and a round of golf for four by
Cedar Creek Country Club.
Other items are a three-piece picnic set donated by Skip Smith
Insurance, bowling parties donated by Lakeplex Lanes, flags
flown over the U.S. Capitol and the state capitol by Rep Lance
Gooden and more for auction and for sale in all price ranges.
New this year is a 10 by 10 foot space at the Dallas
International Boat show in December. This is a great opportunity
for a business to secure space. Donation by IBS in Dallas.
Tickets are $40 each. competition is from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Every
bowler in the tournament must have an event ticket and teams are
asked to sign up in advance.
Advance tickets are available at the Cedar Creek Lake Area
Chamber of Commerce HUB office, 604 S. Third Street, Suite E,
Mabank, at Prosperity Bank, Seven Points and First State Bank,
Gun Barrel City.
For information call the chamber at (903) 887-3152,
Pets and their vets need techs
Special to the Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–Lakeside Animal Clinic proudly honored their
veterinary technicians during National Veterinary Technician
Week, Oct. 9-15.
Pets are important members for many families, yet sometimes they
don’t receive the care they deserve. As a member of the
veterinary healthcare team, veterinary technicians are educated
in the latest medical advances and skilled at working alongside
veterinarians to give pets the best medical care possible.
They work closely with the veterinarians, veterinary assistants,
practice managers, patients and owners to provide the essential
link with all involved in the care process.
The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America,
Inc. (NAVTA) proclaimed Oct. 9-15 to be National Veterinary
“Technicians are an integral part of the veterinary healthcare
team, and celebrating National Veterinary Technician Week gives
them the credit they deserve. It also provides an opportunity to
teach the public about what veterinary technicians do on a daily
basis,” says Sandy Sponaugle, NAVTA Communications Director.
This annual event recognizes veterinary technicians for their
contributions in pet healthcare, as well as veterinarians,
assistants, practice managers and others involved in this care.
This year, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, a company dedicated to helping
pets reach their full potential through quality nutrition and
healthcare, sponsored the week-long celebration.
NAVTA is a nonprofit organization that represents and promotes
the veterinary technician profession.
NAVTA provides direction, education, support and coordination
for its members.
Incorporated in 1981, NAVTA is the national organization devoted
exclusively to developing and enhancing the profession of
Pets give us unconditional love and veterinary technicians give
us peace of mind. For this reason, they were celebrated during
National Veterinary Technician Week.
More information about NAVTA can be found at www.navta.net or by
calling (888) 99N-AVTA.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
have many animals at the
Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
in Seven Points
in dire need of a good home.
Please call or stop by the Humane Society today
and rescue one of these forgotten animals.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
is located on
10220 County Road 2403 in Seven Points.
For more information, please call
(903) 432-3422 after 11 a.m.
We are closed on Wednesday and Sunday.
information visit our website at petfinder.com