Dining with Diabetes: Series starts in April


The Wood County Extension Office will be conducting a Dining with Diabetes series in April.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just released the latest statistics on diabetes. Approximately 13 % of adults have diabetes (21% unaware of the diagnosis); 35% have pre-diabetes; 85% are unaware they have it; 48% have blood sugars above target. Uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to future complications.

Dining with Diabetes is a cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers. In a series of four classes, participants learn how to incorporate good, healthy cooking techniques and other practices into their own kitchens to help manage their blood glucose.

Dining with Diabetes participants will:

· Watch live cooking demos

· Sample delicious and easy recipes

· Gain new insights on healthy eating

· Learn new skills to manage your diabetes

· Have discussions with a registered dietitian and certified diabetes care and education specialist.

Anyone with concerns about diabetes or interested in controlling blood sugar, as well as a family member, friend, caregiver, or other support person, will benefit from this program.

Classes are free for Wood County residents. Seating is limited and on a first-come basis. For residents outside of Wood County, there is a $40/person registration fee.

Register with Shannon Smith by calling 419-819-3078 or email [email protected].

Classes will be held on Tuesdays: April 4, 11 and 25 and May 2 from 5-7 p.m. in the Wood County Extension office, 639 S. Dunbridge Road, Suite 1, Bowling Green.

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