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Dining with Diabetes

Dining with Diabetes


Penn State Cooperative Extension will be offering the program, Dining with Diabetes, beginning March 2, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:30 pm at Cumberland County Service Center, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle, PA . Classes will meet once a week for 4 weeks and then return for a follow-up 3 months later. Classes will be held March 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2017, with the follow-up on June 8, 2017.

Dining with Diabetes, newly accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators, is a program for adults with or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Family members and/or friends are also invited to attend the program. Classes are offered weekly for four weeks with a three month follow-up class. This class, a $200 value, is offered at $50 per individual and $15 for an additional person. For just $10 per session participants learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, simple, and tasty. Participants will have the opportunity to help prepare recipes and sample the foods, and will also learn up to date information on nutrition, diabetes management, medications, and important diabetes-related medical tests.

A1C, a measure of blood glucose levels(a $35 value) and blood pressure will be taken at the first and follow-up classes. Participants are also given incentives such as an exercise DVD, plate method placemat, and a Dining with Diabetes Cookbook.
After taking the class 50% of participants experienced a drop in A1C and 59% saw a drop in blood pressure. Participants also increased their daily physical activity and fruit and vegetable intake, and were more confident that they could keep their diabetes under control.

Diabetes is a very serious and costly disease, but research has shown that those who learn to manage their blood glucose (sugar) levels, eat healthy, and exercise regularly can lower their risk of complications and lead a healthier and more productive life. For individuals with pre-diabetes, lifestyle modification information learned in this class can prevent individuals from developing
type 2 diabetes and the complications associated with it.

Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Register by calling Penn State Extension at 717-240-6500 by February 28, 2017 or by registering online at: Registration is now open for this valuable program.
Dining with Diabetes is an approved research project conducted by Penn State University.

Dining with Diabetes
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  • Penn State Agricultural Extension Office of Cumberland County
  • $50.00/person or $65.00/couple
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday