Dining with Diabetes

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Are you interested in learning about weight management? Do you have type 2 diabetes? Would you like to learn more about your disease and how to live well reducing your health risks?

If so, Purdue Extension has a great program for you!

The Purdue Extension -- Putnam County office will be offering Dining with Diabetes sessions beginning Wednesday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Purdue Extension office, 12 Central Square, Greencastle.

Dining with Diabetes is a series of five sessions, including a two month follow-up session. The Dining with Diabetes program is open to those with diabetes, their family members and caretakers.

The series of five sessions is ($25/person or $35/couple.) Pre-registration and payment is required. Registration ends March 6. Participants are encouraged to attend all class sessions.

The educational programs and cooking school will help adults control their blood sugar to feel better and reduce risk of health complications. You will learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, easy to prepare and taste good. 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, exercise and how to understand common diabetes-related medical tests. Recipe and handouts will be given to each participant.

Diabetes is a serious and costly disease, but research has shown that those who learn to manage their blood glucose (sugar) levels eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly can lower their risks of complications and lead a healthier and more productive life.

Purdue Extension Putnam County is currently recruiting participants for this program. If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, or know someone and are part of the support system for an individual and are interested in being a part of this program, call Purdue Extension office at 653-8411. Registration and program fee may be sent to 12 Central Square, Greencastle IN, 46135 by March 6.

The $25 program fee includes educational classes, program materials and food sampling.

Dining with Diabetes is offered statewide and is sponsored by Purdue Extension.

Upcoming Events:

Feb. 23 -- Putnam County Fair Board meeting, Fairgrounds, 7:30 p.m.

Feb.. 28 -- Beef tagging and weigh-in 4-H steer/X-bred heifer, Fairgrounds, 8 a.m. noon.

Feb. 28 -- Deadline to enroll 4-H Beef Steer or Crossbred.

March 14 -- Putnam County Ag Day Breakfast and Mini Farm Fest.

March 19 -- Regional Women in Ag Conference, Fairgrounds, 10 a.m.

March 19 -- Area Small Farms Clinic, Fairgrounds, 6-8 p.m.

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