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Dining with Diabetes

Do you have type 2 diabetes? Would you like to learn more about your disease and how to live well reducing your health risks? If so, Purdue Extension has a great program for you!

Purdue Extension – Lake County will be offering Dining with Diabetes sessions beginning Wednesday, March 6 at 11:00AM12:30PM at the Purdue Extension – Lake County office, 2291 N. Main St., Crown Point, IN. 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 $40/person or $65/couple. Pre-registration and payment is required.  Participants are encouraged to attend all class sessions.

The educational sessions will help adults with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar to feel better and reduce risk of health complications. You will learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, easy to prepare and taste good. Recipes will be demonstrated, and participants will have the opportunity to taste each one. Participants will also learn up-to-date information on nutrition, meal planning, exercise and how to understand common diabetes-related medical tests. Recipe and handouts will be given 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 eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly can lower their risks of complications and lead a healthier and more productive life.

Purdue Extension – Lake 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, registration is now open. Register online at: https://cvent.me/9XWvDy. For additional registration questions, contact 219-755-3240 or email dmcook@purdue.edu. The program fee includes educational classes, program materials and food sampling. Dining with Diabetes is offered statewide and is sponsored by Purdue Extension.

If you are in need of reasonable accommodations or have special dietary needs to attend this program, please contact Linda Curley by 2/28/2024 at lcurley@purdue.edu or 219-755-3240.

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