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Dining with Diabetes

Dining with Diabetes

Do you have type 2 diabetes?  Living well with diabetes is a challenge. Would you like to learn more about your disease and how to live well reducing your health risks?  Would you like to learn how to help a friend or family member with diabetes?  If so, Purdue Extension has a great program for you!

The Purdue Extension – Putnam County office will be offering Dining with Diabetes sessions beginning Wednesday, September 7th at 2:00 PM at the Purdue Extension – Putnam County office.  Dining with Diabetes is a series of four sessions, and an additional three-month reunion session.  The program will run each Wednesday afternoon in September.  The Dining with Diabetes program is open to those with diabetes, their family members and caretakers.  The series of four sessions is $40/person.  However, the program this year has been sponsored by THRIVE West Central, and the registration fee is completely covered, making the class FREE! Pre-registration is required.  There is a limit to participants. 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 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 – Putnam 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 call Purdue Extension office at 765-653-8411 or email to register.  Dining with Diabetes is offered statewide and is sponsored by Purdue Extension.


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