WARSAW — Diabetes affects over 30 million people in the United States, according to data estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which means that nearly 10 percent of the United States population is diabetic.
Diabetes is a disease that is associated with high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production that causes glucose to build up in the body and is a leading cause of death in the country. Purdue Extension’s Dining with Diabetes program can help you fight this disease by gaining the necessary knowledge to make healthy dietary choices.
Purdue Extension’s Dining with Diabetes program is a four-session workshop that consists of lecture material, interactive activities, and food demonstrations. It is intended to complement healthcare providers’ recommendations and help you, or your loved one make better dietary choices. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this program is being offered virtually via Zoom.
- March 2- What is Diabetes?
- March 9- Carbohydrates & Sweeteners
- March 16- Fats & Sodium
- March 23- Putting it all Together
Sessions will be offered via Zoom on March 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. The program will be taught by local Purdue Extension Health and Human Science Educators. There is a $25 fee for the workshop series payable to the Purdue Extension Education Fund and can be mailed or dropped off to 202 W. Main St. in Warsaw. A packet of handouts will be provided or mailed to you once class payment is received. Please register before Feb. 26 at the following link: http://bit.ly/3sUYq58
Questions? Contact Jackie Franks, Purdue Extension Kosciusko County Health & Human Science Educator at [email protected] or (574) 372-2340.