Lawrence County Purdue Extension offers Dining with Diabetes

UNDATED – Do you have type 2 diabetes? Would you like to learn more about your disease and how to live well while reducing your health risks? If so, Purdue Extension has a great program for you.

The Purdue Extension – Lawrence County office will be offering a virtual Dining with Diabetes program beginning April 6 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Zoom.

Dining with Diabetes is a series of five sessions, including a three-month reunion session. The program is open to those with diabetes, their family members, and caretakers.

The sessions:

  • April 6: What is diabetes? /Snacks & appetizers
  • April 13: Carbs & sweeteners /Desserts
  • April 20: Fats & sodium /Main dishes
  • April 27: Putting it all together! /Side dishes
  • July 27: Three Month Follow-Up Session

The series of five sessions is $10 per household if you register before March 19th and $15 per household if registered after March 19th. Registrations need to be submitted by March 30. Pre-registration and payment are required.

Participants are encouraged to attend all class sessions.

Recipes and handouts will be mailed to each participant prior to the class session.

This educational program and cooking school will help adults with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar to feel better and to reduce the risk of health complications.

Participants will learn how to prepare meals that are easy, healthy, and taste good. Recipes will be virtually demonstrated. Participants will also learn up-to-date information on nutrition, meal planning, exercise, and how to understand common diabetes-related medical tests.

Diabetes is a very serious and costly disease, but research has shown that those who learn to manage their blood glucose (sugar) levels by eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly, can lower their risks of complications and help to lead a healthier and more productive life.

Registration Form:
Name(s): Phone:
City, State, Zip:
Checks made payable to – Floyd Co. CES Fund Amount Enclosed:
Please send registration form and payment to Purdue Extension – Floyd County, 3000 Technology Ave., Suite L2110, New Albany, IN 47150.

If you have questions call Sarah Richer the Health and Human Sciences Extension Educator at Purdue Extension – Lawrence at 812-275-4623 or email