By: Martha SparksSociety Editor
July 22, 2012
The West Virginia University Logan County Extension Office is offering a free Dining with Diabetes class beginning Thursday, August 16, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Logan Regional Medical Center.
Dining with Diabetes is a once-a-week class that runs for four weeks with a three-month follow-up class. This class is open to those with diabetes and their family members. The classes arc free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Participants must attend all class sessions.
You will learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, easy to prepare and tasty. 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 and exercise and how to understand common diabetes-related medical tests. Recipes 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 healthy and exercise regularly can lower their risk of complications and lead a healthier and more productive life.
Dining with Diabetes is offered statewide and is sponsored by the West Virginia University Extension Service with partial funding provided by the West Virginia Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, Bureau for Public Health.
Registration for this program can be made by calling the Logan County Extension Office at 304-792-8690 by August 14th.