Learning that you have diabetes can be overwhelming at first. There are many new things to learn and it can be difficult to know where to start.
Dining with Diabetes is a program offered by Penn State Cooperative Extension.
It will help you to understand some of the most important things you need to know about how to manage your diabetes.
Registered Dietitians or Certified Diabetes Educators will lead discussions addressing:
Important numbers you need to know
Planning healthy meals
Healthy food preparation
Classes are offered weekly for three weeks, with a three-month follow-up class. Each class offers food demonstrations and tastings, physical activity, ideas to take home, and discussions regarding important information to help you manage your diabetes. Lab tests will be offered to measure A1c.
In addition to class handouts and test results, participants also receive a variety of resources, including a complete collection of Dining with Diabetes recipes. If you have been told that you have Type 2 diabetes, you will want to attend this class.
Classes will be held Jan. 8, 15 and 22 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 to 3:40 p.m. at Penn State Extension Office, 100 Dillon Drive, Youngsville. Call 563-9388 for information. Cost for the program will be $40 for an individual or $55 for a family. Scholarships are available. Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries receive free registration.