Registration Underway for Dining With Diabetes
The Tuscarawas County office of Ohio State University Extension will be offering their popular Dining with Diabetes program beginning Monday, March 5, 2018, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Broadway United Methodist Church, 120 Church Ave SE in New Philadelphia.
Dining with Diabetes classes will be held once a week for four weeks with a follow-up class scheduled three months after the program ends. The program is open to those with diabetes and their family members or caregivers; participants of all ages are welcome. There is a $15 per person registration charge which includes all four sessions, materials, food samples, and the reunion meeting. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Deadline to register is February 28.
“Preparing nutritious foods that taste good can be difficult,” explained Christine Kendle, OSU Extension Educator. “For individuals with diabetes, there are even more challenges as one needs to pay special attention to carbohydrate intake in addition to concerns about sodium, fat, and fiber.” Recipes will be demonstrated and samples provided. Participants will also learn up-to-date information on nutrition, meal planning, exercise, and how to understand common diabetes-related medical tests. Recipe booklets and handouts will be given to each participant.
Dining with Diabetes will be presented by registered dietitians Valerie Wilson of the Tuscarawas County Health Department, Christine Kendle of OSU Extension, and Kate Shumaker of OSU Extension.
Diabetes is a very serious and costly disease, but research has shown that those who learn to manage their blood glucose levels, eat a healthy diet, and exercise regularly can lower their risk of complications and lead healthier, more productive lives.
Questions about the program? Contact Chris Kendle.