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Top 7 Diabetes Resources Of the 26 million Americans with diabetes, more than half are currently not meeting medical targets established by the American Diabetes Association. Another 79 million Americans are at risk for developing diabetes. Odds are, diabetes impacts your life or someone close to you. The good news: with the rightknowledge and support, people with diabetes can feel good and live strong, healthy lives. David Edelman, founder and president of – an online community for people with diabetes – receives queries daily from people with diabetes and their family members searching for the best resources to help them make decisions. “We get this same short, frustrated email nearly every day: I was just diagnosed with diabetes. What should I do?” said Edelman. “Every time we respond, I think to myself this question is so big it deserves a better answer.” In honor of American Diabetes Month, Edelman has identified the top seven most useful resources to arm people with diabetes – and those who support them – with the knowledge they need.

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Hanover Honors Scholars and Educators

On November 21, 2011, the Hanover County School Board, parents, and school district staff members gathered at Hanover High School to honor 302 seniors from all four Hanover high schools who have been named 2011-2012 Hanover Scholars. In the tradition of the program, each of the Hanover Scholars honored a Hanover educator who significantly influenced his or her academic success. A total of 171 teachers and counselors from grades K-12 were recognized as Honored Educators.

OR · Is identified as an IB Diploma Candidate with at least 75 hours completed for Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) at the end of their junior year (including summer)

The annual event was initiated by the Hanover County School Hanover Scholars are recog- Board in 1994-95 to recognize nized under the following crite- excellence in academic achieveria: ment. · The student is enrolled in To see complete listing, go to: and attending HCPS prior to the end of the junior year and meets scholars.htm one or both of the following: · Has earned a cumulative GPA at the end of the junior year (including summer school grades) of 4.0 or better; AND is enrolled for the current school year (senior year) and/or

1. Personal Support Network: It is critical to build a strong network of family, friends, and other people living with diabetes. Diabetes is an emotional marathon and the support and understanding from those that care help you move forward with your head up. Whether you communicate through email or meet in person, stay connected with your network, share your struggles and triumphs. Know someone with diabetes? Be an essential support tool for him or her. 2. The Diabetes Online Community: People with diabetes have built an international support network through blogs, online support communities like, diabetes social networking sites like TuDiabetes, and through traditional social media channels like Facebook and Twitter. These online resources offer the chance to connect emotionally and seek advice and information from others living with diabetes- from the newly diagnosed to those who have been managing the disease for decades.

has taken a total of at least four weighted credit courses from among those included in IB, AP, Advanced, and/or Dual Enrollment course options.

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There are multiple ways to connect, from skimming message boards to leaving comments for or emailing bloggers to joining a community. You can even start your own blog. Whether you or someone you love has diabetes, these online tools grant instant access to thousands of lifetimes worth of wisdom. 3. Formal Diabetes Education: A diabetes educator can help you understand why blood sugars change and what you can do to manage those changes. Patients with Medicare can access 10 free hours of diabetes education per year (the average patients uses less than three). Most private plans cover education as well. Your doctor or local diabetes association can help connect you with a good educator. However, the unfortunate reality is there is just one diabetes educator for every 2,630 people with diabetes. To maintain and enhance education between visits with your educator, consider attending local support groups or workshops (often hosted by hospitals or health networks). For diabetes patients and family and friends trying to better understand its impact, books can help you better understand diabetes, like “50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life and the 50 Diabetes Truths That Can Save It” by Riva Greenberg. Or consider an online education course like “Workshop for Better Blood Sugars” from Diabetes Daily University (http://university.diabetesdaily. com), which allows you to learn at your own pace and connect with others in a virtual classroom. Make sure that educational courses are taught by a credentialed and nationally recognized physician or educator.

4. Meal Planning Tools: Want the “Approved Foods List” for people with diabetes? You are out of luck: it does not exist! People with diabetes must watch how many total carbohydrates they eat, not ban specific foods. Even high carb items can be enjoyed in smaller quantities.

But to get the maximum health and enjoyment out of your diet, it helps to discover new lower carbohydrate meals or variations on your favorites. The American Diabetes Association has excellent recipes on its website, and has an entire section of original recipes from culinary guru Elizabeth Edelman.

You can track the carbohydrates in your food using tools like CalorieKing, which provides software with a detailed food database as well as the popular Calorie Fat & Carbohydrate Counter book to accurately track carbs and calories.

5. The Meter: Blood glucose meters are the key to discovering how to live a healthy life with diabetes. Want to know if your breakfast is okay to eat? Check your blood sugars, eat breakfast, and check it again two hours later. If you are back about where you started, then this meal works for you. If not, then consult with your doctor or educator about adjusting medication or the content of that meal. Most people find that little tweaks have a big impact on their health and how they feel. Having a better understanding of how certain foods or activities impact your blood sugar makes it simpler to adjust when you choose to vary your routine. And this is all information you can get right from your meter.

For friends and family members, learn how to interpret blood sugar readings and the impact certain foods have on your friend or family member so you can better support individual choices – like having ice cream for dessert. Often, concern can come across as judgment when wellwishers are uninformed.

6. Exercise Specialists/Instructors: A good fitness instructor can provide information and exercises not only to help control weight, but also that specifically benefits diabetes management. For example, Diabetes Daily co-founder and certified yoga instructor Elizabeth Edelman recommends certain yoga poses to stimulate the pancreas, liver and kidneys. Try taking a class or enlisting a buddy for group support.

7. Yourself: Edelman believes the key to successful diabetes management is taking ownership of diabetes. You spend less than one percent of your year at the doctor’s office. The rest of the time you are on your own. So take the time to examine choices, actions and emotions objectively, without assigning guilt or blame. Understand what is working for you and what is not. And if you do not understand something, do not leave your doctor’s office until you do. It is your life, and it is worth fighting for.

About Diabetes Daily Founded by David and Elizabeth Edelman, Diabetes Daily is a leading online support network that helps people affected by diabetes live a better life. The online support network features one of the largest diabetes forums, as well as original recipes, meal plans, cookbooks, blogs, educational resources, online blood glucose tracking, health challenges and diabetes related news. Diabetes Daily’s mission is to connect people with diabetes, facilitate education and promote advocacy. Since its inception in 2005, the support network has grown to include 60,000 members and 3 million annual visitors. In 2011, the network launched Diabetes Daily University (DDU) to provide tools, information, courses and personal coaching from global leaders in diabetes education. Consumers can join the network by visiting or register for Diabetes Daily University at

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December Programs at Your Local Library Programs at the Upper King William Branch Library

Programs at the King & Queen Branch Library

Make-n-Take No-Sew Holiday Ornaments at the Upper King William Branch Library Saturday December 3 from Noon to 2:00 p.m. Ages 12 and up. Create an ornament for any occasion using only fabric squares, straight pins, and a Styrofoam ball. Craft supplies provided by the Wanna-Bee Quilters. For more information, please call (804) 769-3731 or visit the library at 694-J Sharon Road.

No programs this month at the library.

Mother Goose Storytime at the Upper King William Branch Library Wednesday December 7 at 11:15 a.m. Ages 6-24 months w/adult For more information, please call (804) 769-3731 or visit the library at 694-J Sharon Road. Preschool Storytime at the Upper King William Branch Library Wednesday December 7 at 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 years old For more information, please call (804) 769-3731 or visit the library at 694-J Sharon Road.

Programs at the Mechanicsville Branch Library Holiday Make-n-Take (with stories) at the Mechanicsville Branch Library Saturday December 3 at 11:00 a.m. Ages 3-12. Listen to stories and make holiday crafts at this fun holiday program. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library. For more information call (804) 746-9615 or visit the library at 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place. Family Movie Night at the Mechanicsville Branch Library

Tuesday December 20 at 6:30 p.m. See a great holiday family movie at the library on the big screen. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library. For more information call (804) 746-9615 or visit the library at 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place. Mother Goose Storytime at the Mechanicsville Branch Library Tuesday December 6 at 10:00 a.m. Ages 6 - 24 months w/ adult For more information call (804) 7469615 or visit the library at 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place. Toddler Storytime at the Mechanicsville Branch Library Wednesday December 7 at 10:00 a.m. Thursday December 1 and 8 at 10:00 a.m. Age: 2 years old w/adult For more information call (804) 746-9615

or visit the library at 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place. Preschool Storytime at the Mechanicsville Branch Library Tuesday December 6 at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday December 7 at 10:45 a.m. Thursday December 1 and 8 at 10:45 a.m. Ages 3-5 years old For more information call (804) 746-9615 or visit the library at 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place. Family Storytime at the Mechanicsville Branch Library Tuesday December 6 at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday December 6 at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday December 7 at 11:15 a.m. Thursday December 1 and 8 at 11:15 a.m. All ages For more information call (804) 746-9615 or visit the library at 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place. Submitted by: Carolyn Garner Librarian (804) 746-3176

These Churches Welcome You to Their Places of Worship FAMILY LIFE BAPTIST CHURCH has relocated to, 7283 Richmond-Tappahannock Hwy, Aylett, VA, (the old Holladay House Furniture Bldg.) on Sundays @ 10:30 a.m. We want to invite you to our exciting worship experience. Children will enjoy KidzLife worship and KidZoo. COME JOIN US! For more information, contact: Gus Agostino (804) 769-2534 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hope Alive Family Church invites the LADIES to a Wednesday morning fellowship with discussion, sharing and encouragement: “How To Find God’s Master Plan For Your Life.” Times are Wednesdays from 10 - 11:30AM. Hope Alive Family Church is located at 7753 Richmond Tappahanock Hwy. in Aylett for more information contact the church @ 804-769-7299 or by e-mail: Also check us out on Facebook. Regular service times are 10:30 Sunday mornings with Back to Basics bible study at 9:30. hopeALIVE Kids have Breakfast and a movie at 9:30 and Superkid Academy beginning at 10:30. hopeALIVE kids presents the uncompromised, life-changing Word of God to children in fun and age appropriate ways. Hope to see you there! Hope Alive Family Church is located at 7753 Richmond Tappahannock Hwy. in Aylett. For more information contact the church @ 804-769-8872 or by e-mail: Also check us out on Facebook. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CORINTH CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 9153

Dabney’s Mill Rd., Manquin, VA 23106 Minister: Sonny Claiborne, (804) 7462762 Monday - Choir Practice, 6:30 pm Wednesday- Bible Study, 7:30-8:30 pm Sunday School - 10 am, Sunday Corporate Prayer - 10:15 am, Sunday Worship Service - 11 am, ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sharon Baptist Church invites you to join us for worship. We are located at 901 Sharon Road across from King William High School. Sunday mornings start with coffee & doughnuts at 9 am in the Fellowship Hall, followed by Sunday School for all ages at 9:15 am. Our Morning Worship Service starts at 10:30 am. Nursery provided. We have a Sunday Evening Bible Study & Children’s Activities at 6 pm. Additional Bible Studies at 10 am on Tuesdays and at 7 pm on Wednesdays. Youth (7th – 12th graders) meet at 7 pm on Wednesdays. Church office hours are 9 am to 3 pm Monday – Thursday. Call the church at 769-2320 for more information. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Indian View Baptist Church invites everyone to their Sunday services - each Sunday at 11:00 AM. Join us this Sunday and every Sunday. 13349 King William Road, King William, VA 23086, (804) 350-1555. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Millers Tavern holds services at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. each Sunday. Nursery and Sunday School are available during the 10:00 service, which is accompanied by the choir and organ and followed by a coffee hour. All are

welcome. Corinth Christian Church, located at 9153 Dabney’s Mill Road, Manquin, VA 23106 (about 8 miles off Rt. 360), would like to invite you to its Sunday School at 10 am, Corporate Prayer at 10:15 am, Worship Service at 11 am, Choir Practice on Monday nights at 6:30 pm and Bible Study on Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A new ministry has opened its doors at the old Dyson Store in Dowsell. ROCsolid Outreach Center has opened a THRIFT STORE. This ministry helps many in need. Donations are welcome. Pastors Lonnie and Dana Brawley invite to browse the selection of clothes, shoes, house wares, electronics and furniture. Open MondaySaturday 10 am - 6 PM. Call 804 317 7415 if you need donations picked up. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CALLING ALL YOUTH! Coming to Aylett is Hope Alive’s Pit Stop Youth Group. We welcome all youth 13-17, grades 6-12 to join us for a fun-filled pursuit of the things of God. Regular Wednesday Pit Stop services are at 7pm in the church fellowship room. Join the Facebook page at Pit Stop Youth or contact via e-mail LADIES please join us from 10:00 to 11:30 am Wednesday mornings for ongoing fellowship with discussion, sharing and encouragement: “How To Find God’s Master Plan For Your Life.” REGULAR SERVICE times and hope-

ALIVEKids Superkid Academy are Sunday mornings at 10:30am. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, Hanover Courthouse. We are a friendly, family-oriented Episcopal church a few miles from King William County, at the intersection of Rts. 301 and 54 (537-5516). The doors are open to our King William neighbors, and we’d love to have you visit and worship with us. Our Sunday schedule is: 8 AM, Holy Communion; 9:15, Christian education for adults and children; 10:30, Holy Communion. Refreshments and fellowship follow both services. On the second Sunday each month we have a Second Sunday Luncheon, free and open to all, where we sit down and catch up with one another. We have a special ministry to children, love to have babies in church, and welcome all persons of any sort to our worship services and parish life. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Epworth United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Route 30 and Epworth Road in King William County, invites you to worship with them. Church service begins at 9:00 am followed by a time of refreshments and Sunday School classes for all ages begins at 10:30 am. There are regular bible study groups and youth groups available. For further information please contact Pastor Bill Walker at 769-1949 or visit our web site at

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Business and Service Directory Fitness

Healthcare Training

Cars for Sale

Veterinarian/Animal Hospital

Breath of Fresh Air CPR & Healthcare Training

7465 Old Hickory Dr., Mech., VA 23111 Website: Email:

Phone: 804-539-3809 or Toll-Free: 877-539-3809 Check website, call, or email 24hrs/day ** No High School Diploma or GED required ** CNA Classes - one stop shop Medication Aide Direct Patient Care Pharmacy Technician CPR/AED & First Aid

Breath of Fresh Air is your "stepping stone toward higher education & employment"

Tree Service

Tack and Feed


NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL Tree Removal Topping/Trimming Dead Wood Removal Storm Damage Removal Full Lawn Care Service

Hauling Firewood Tractor Work Brush Chipping Stump Grinding

Reasonable Prices

Bucket Truck

Nutrena Dealer  Tack & Supplements  Poultry & Pet food  Home decor & gifts  McCall's Candles

November 25, 26 & December 10, 2011 10 am to 6 pm 28218 King William Rd, West Point (Route 30)



D. L.

Triple D Tack & Feed Farmers Market on Second Saturday of month!!!

Please Come & Join Us For Our Annual Christmas Open House


(804) 769-7197


Hardwood Floors

Trash Removal


Magic Trash Service, Inc.


Provides Private trash collection service for the residents of King William, King & Queen and Essex Counties. Service includes 96 gallon can w/wheels.

Contractor Specializing in:

Vinyl Siding, Roofs, Decks, Framing, Brick Patios, Painting, Trim Work, Replacement Windows Utility Sheds, Flooring and More

Locally owned and operated by

Corey Landrum 804-445-4289

Licensed and Insured Free Estimates

(804) 785-9604 (804) 366-1138

“We Welcome All Former Ecotrash customers”

Puzzle Solutions

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Don’t forget to call and get your Christnas ad in for the next issue for only $50.00!!! Send ad to


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Christmas Open House at 360 Harware Rings in Christmas Spirit by A. Kay Oxendine

Christmas trees in every size, shape and color are available this year!!! Even ones that are upside down!!! And all of them are on display at the 360 Hardware in Manquin. At the Open House this past weekend, there were plenty of good folks, good eats and lots of presents got purchased. A good day for all!.

Grandparents’ Luncheon Was A Great Success On November 17, 2011, it was “Standing Room Only” in the cafeteria of Acquinton Elementary School. Grandparents had been invited to have Thanksgiving lunch of turkey and all the trimmings with their grandchildren. From the outstanding turn out, it is obvious that living in a small rural community with extended family nearby come with its’ advantages. Over 650 delicious meals were served.

Arts Alive sponsors bus trip to Richmond Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Story: Linda Hannon, Media Specialist, Photo: Vicky Moren

Please make note! As of December 31, 2011 - the Offices of 360 View will be relocated from 694 Sharon Road, Unit G to Walkerton. We will still provide a great newspaper for you, and will continue to bring you the latest good news in your communities. This is a very exciting move for us and one that we feel will totally help us with our growth and expansion in the future. You can reach us at the following numbers: 804-296-9820 888-742-8805 Our mailing address is still PO Box 824, Aylett, VA 23009 and you can always reach us at

Join Arts Alive for a bus trip to the Richmond Ballet’s The Nutcracker. The Richmond Ballet’s version of the Nutcracker was called one of the nation’s “most perfect productions” by the New York Times in 2010. The chartered bus for this exciting opportunity will leave from the Robinson/Olsson auditorium in West Point, VA at 5 PM on Saturday, December 17, 2011 and return by 11 PM, stopping at exit 214 (Rt. 155) in New Kent at 5:30 PM to pick up riders. Your $60 ticket will include the following: orchestra ticket to The Nutcracker ($80 value), chartered bus ride, information session by the Richmond Ballet production staff and selected dancers, backstage tour, and refreshments on the bus. Tickets for this trip are limited, so please contact Arts Alive today! Tickets may be purchased by calling 804-843-3475 or email Beth Dandridge, Coordinator, at More information about this and other Arts Alive events can be found at Information about the Nutcracker is available at www.

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