‘Dining with Diabetes’ sessions are underway

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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.