Dining with Diabetes class to be held
March 19, 2014 10:45 AM

Penn State Extension will be offering a Dining with Diabetes class beginning March 27 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class will also meet April 3, 10, 17 and June 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Blairsville Community Center, 101 E. North Lane, Blairsville.

Dining with Diabetes is a program for adults with diabetes and their families. Classes are offered weekly for four weeks with a three-month follow-up class. Registration is required due to space limitations.

Participants will learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, simple, 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 and exercise as well as how to understand common, diabetes-related medical tests. Recipes and handouts will be given to each participant.

Diabetes is a serious and costly disease, but research has shown that those who learn to manage their blood glucose (sugar) levels, eat healthy and exercise regularly can lower their risk of complications and lead a healthier and more productive life.

Dining with Diabetes is sponsored by Penn State Extension.

Registration for this program can be made by calling (724) 837-1402 or by accessing the website at extension.psu.edu/diabetes and clicking on “Upcoming Classes.”

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