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Dining with Diabetes class offered

By Staff | Aug 31, 2012

The WVU Jefferson County Extension Office is offering a Dining with Diabetes class beginning Friday, Sept. 7 from 9:30 a.m. noon at the WVU Jefferson County Extension Office.

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 who have diabetes, are at risk for developing diabetes and/or their family members. The classes are free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Participants need to attend all class sessions.

Attendees 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. Programs and activities offered by the West Virginia University Extension Service are available to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, and marital or family status. Individuals requesting accommodations because of a disability should contact the WVU Jefferson County Extension Office at 1948 Wiltshire Rd., Suite 3, Kearneysville, WV 25430. Judy Matlick, Extension Agent, 304-728-7413 x 3 or Judy.Matlick@mail.wvu.edu by August 31.

Registration for this program can be made by calling the Jefferson County Extension Office at 304-728-7413 ext. 0.