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Dining with Diabetes class begins in Palmerton Nov. 9

Published September 07. 2010 05:00PM

Penn State Cooperative Extension will be offering a Dining with Diabetes class beginning Nov. 9, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Community Service Center, 217 Franklin Ave., Palmerton.

Dining with Diabetes is a program for adults with diabetes and their families. Classes are offered weekly for four weeks with a three-month follow-up class. Pre-registration is required due to space limitations and a small fee is requested.

Participants will learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, simple, and taste good. Recipes will be demonstrated and participants will have the opportunity to help prepare and taste each one. Participants will also learn up-to-date information on nutrition, meal planning, and exercise; as well as 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 sponsored by Penn State Cooperative Extension with partial funding provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Registration for this program can be made by calling Monroe County Extension office at (570) 421-6430 by Nov. 1 or downloading a brochure from their website

Dining with Diabetes is an approved research project conducted by Penn State University.

Participation in research is voluntary.

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