The Surry County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of Surry County improve their lives. We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.
Surry 4-H Clubs
Young people in the 4-H community learn leadership, citizenship, and a vast array of life skills that benefit them for the rest of their lives. Through school-based, after-school, and community clubs as well as camp settings, 4-H members pledge to build a better community, country, and world.
Learn more about the Surry 4-H Clubs.
Diabetes - A Growing Concern
Diabetes affects nearly one out of every 10 people in the United States. The dangerous thing about diabetes is that many people do not notice any warning signs and remain undiagnosed . . . increasing their risk for heart disease, stroke, blindness and amputation.
What Can You Do?
- Talk to your health care provider about testing your blood sugar level.
- Be active at least 30 minutes a day, most days of the week.
- Keep you weight at a healthy level.
- Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control.
Diabetes depends on a diagnosis and active self-management. Take the first step and talk to your health care provider.