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Dining with Diabetes Educational Series

Diabetes is a very serious and costly health condition, but research has shown that those who learn to manage their blood glucose levels, exercise regularly, and eat healthy can lower their risks of complications and lead a healthier and more productive life.

Purdue Extension Elkhart County is offering the statewide Dining with Diabetes series in May. Dining with Diabetes is a weekly class that runs for four weeks. The four classes will be offered Monday, May 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd. Classes will be held from 2:00pm-4:00pm (Eastern Time) at the Nappanee Public Library. A follow-up session will take place on Monday, August 21st at 2:00pm.

The class is open to those with diabetes, their family members, and caretakers. The series costs $40/individual or $65/couple and includes a notebook and printed materials. (Couples will share a notebook.) Pre-registration is required and participants are encouraged to attend all class sessions.

Participants will learn up-to-date information on nutrition, meal planning, exercise, and how to understand common diabetes related medical tests as well as how to prepare meals that are healthy, easy to prepare, and tasty. Recipes will be demonstrated and samples will be available to participants.

Register online at by April 21st. For more information, contact Emily Christ at 574-533-0554 or email If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call the office at 574-533-0554 by April 15th. 

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