‘Dining with Diabetes’ sessions are underway


Purdue Cooperative Extension, Switzerland County, has announced that its annual ‘Dining with Diabetes’ series is underway.

‘Dining With Diabetes’ consists of two more sessions and a follow-up. Adults with type 2 diabetes and their family members, caregivers, and support persons are invited to participate.

Sessions are being held in the basement of the courthouse from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: March 29th and April 5th.

Nutrition and physical activity are keys to managing your type 2 diabetes, but where do you start? The ‘Dining with Diabetes’ program can help! Designed especially for people with type 2 diabetes, this program will help you learn the skills needed to promote good health.

‘Dining with Diabetes’ is taught by trained and caring educators. The program includes:

– Planning meals and snacks with delicious and healthy recipes

– Cooking demonstrations and food sampling

– Motivation and support: connect with others living who are living with diabetes

– Ideas for being more active

– An understanding of how diabetes affects your overall health

You will learn about:

– Reading food labels

– Using a variety of sweeteners

– Using seasoning to replace salt

– The role of fiber in the diet

– The difference between various types of fat

– The importance of exercise

– Setting personal goals to manage your diabetes.

For more information, contact the Purdue Extension office at (812) 427-3152.