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 healthily can lower their risks of complications and lead a healthier and more productive life.
Purdue Extension St. Joseph County is offering the statewide Dining with Diabetes series in March. Dining with Diabetes is a weekly class that runs for four weeks. The four classes will be offered as morning sessions or evening sessions virtually on Tuesday, March 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd. The morning session is from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Evening sessions are from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. All classes will be held virtually through Zoom. A follow-up session will take place in June; the date to be announced.
The class is open to those with diabetes, and their family members and caretakers. The series costs $25/person and includes a notebook and printed materials. Pre-registration is required and participants are encouraged to attend all class sessions.
Virginia Aparicio, Extension Educator in Health and Human Sciences for Elkhart County, will teach participants how to prepare meals that are healthy, easy to prepare, and tasty. Recipes will be demonstrated and participants will have the opportunity to follow along at home. Participants will also learn up-to-date information on nutrition, meal planning, exercise, and how to understand common diabetes-related medical tests.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call the office at 574-235-9605. This program and all Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service programs are open to everyone. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Olivia Western at 574-235-9605 or firstname.lastname@example.org by February 19th.