Purdue Extension offers Dining with Diabetes
Do you have type 2 diabetes? Would you like to learn more about your disease and how to live well while reducing your health risks? If so, Purdue Extension has a great program for you!
The Purdue Extension - Lawrence County office will be offering a virtual Dining with Diabetes program beginning April 6 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on Zoom. Dining with Diabetes is a series of five sessions, including a three-month reunion session. The Dining with Diabetes program is open to those with diabetes, their family members and caretakers. The series of five sessions is $10 per household if registered before March 19 and $15 per household if registered after March 19. Registrations need to be submitted by March 30. Pre-registration and payment is required. Participants are encouraged to attend all class sessions.
The educational programs and cooking school will help adults with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar to feel better and to reduce risk of health complications. You will learn how to prepare meals that are easy, healthy, and taste good. Recipes will be demonstrated. Participants will also learn up-to-date information on nutrition, meal planning, exercise and how to understand common diabetes-related medical tests. Recipes and handouts will be mailed to each participant.
Diabetes is a very serious and costly disease, but research has shown that those who learn to manage their blood glucose (sugar) levels by eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly, can lower their risks of complications and help to lead a healthier and more productive life.
Purdue Extension - Lawrence County is currently recruiting participants for this program. If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, or know someone and are part of the support system for an individual and are interested in being a part of this program, please use the registration form included on the flyer to register for this opportunity (found below in the related files section). The registration form and program fee may be sent to: Purdue Extension – Floyd County, 3000 Technology Ave., Suite L2110 New Albany, IN 47150. Dining with Diabetes is offered statewide and is sponsored by Purdue Extension.
April 6: What is diabetes? /Snacks & appetizers
April 13: Carbs & sweeteners /Desserts
April 20: Fats & sodium /Main dishes
April 27: Putting it all together! /Side dishes
July 27: Three Month Follow-Up Session
Sarah Richer is the Health and Human Sciences Extension Educator at Purdue Extension – Lawrence County. Questions, email email@example.com or call (812)275-4623.