Local Purdue Extension to present 'Dining with Diabetes'

Sunday, April 15, 2018

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

Purdue Extension-Greene County is partnering with Greene County General Hospital and Autumn Trace to offer Dining with Diabetes sessions, starting Monday, April 16 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Autumn Trace Senior Living Community, located at 1150 N. 1000 West, Linton.

Dining with diabetes is a series of five sessions, including a two-month follow-up session. Participants are encouraged to attend all class sessions. The Dining with Diabetes program is free and open to those with diabetes, their family members and caretakers. Pre-registration is helpful.

The educational programs and cooking school will help adults with diabetes control their blood sugar to feel better and reduce the risk of health complications. You will learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, easy to prepare and taste good. Recipes will be demonstrated, and participants will have the opportunity to taste each one. Participants will also learn up-to-date information on nutrition, meal planning, exercise and how to understand common diabetes-related medical tests. Recipe and handouts will be given 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, eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly can lower their risks of complications and lead a healthier and more productive life.

Purdue-Extension-Greene county is currently recruiting participants for this program. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or know someone and are part of the support system for an individual and are interested in being a part of this program at Autumn Trace, call the Extension office at 812-659-2122.

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