Purdue Extension offers Virtual Dining with Diabetes Sessions

The Purdue Extension – Lawrence County office will be offering a virtual Dining with Diabetes program beginning November 2 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on Zoom.

Dining with Diabetes is a series of five sessions, including a three-month reunion session. The Dining with Diabetes program is open to those with diabetes, their family members and caretakers. The series of five sessions is $40 per individual registrant or $65 per couple. Registrations need to be submitted by October 22, 2021 and a pre-
registration/payment is required. Participants are encouraged to attend all class sessions.

This educational program and cooking school will help adults with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar to feel better and to reduce risk of health complications. Participants will learn how to prepare meals that are easy, healthy, and taste good that 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. Recipes and handouts will be mailed to each participant.

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. Purdue Extension – Lawrence County is currently recruiting participants for this program. If you are interested in participating in this program, please register online at bit.ly/RegistrationDWD

The Dates of the Classes and topics include:

November 2: What is diabetes? /Snacks & appetizers
November 9: Carbs & sweeteners /Desserts
November 16: Fats & sodium /Main dishes
November 23: Putting it all together! /Side dishes
February 22: Three Month Follow-Up Session