Thursday, July 7, 2011

Learn How to “Eat Well, Be Well with Diabetes”

By Kelli Wilmes, MS, RD, LD, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist

If you have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, managing your blood sugar, planning healthy meals, and living a healthy lifestyle can be challenging. University of Missouri Extension is offering a series of classes for people with diabetes and their families and friends.

“Eat Well, Be Well with Diabetes,” is a four-class series designed to teach people how to self-manage their diabetes with a strong focus on nutrition. Each two-hour class will focus on meal planning using the Plate Method, understanding carbohydrate counting, blood sugar management and monitoring. Each class member will have the opportunity to taste test easy and healthy recipes during each class session and will receive copies of all recipes to take for home use. “Eat Well, Be Well with Diabetes” is designed to enhance, not replace, diabetes education provided by a certified diabetes educator or other qualified health professional.

Classes will be from 6:00-8:00 P.M. on Thursdays, from August 11 to September 1. All four sessions will be held at the Nodaway County Extension Center, 403 N. Market St, Room 308 in Maryville. The cost of the class is $25 per person or $40 per family (2 people). Pre-registration is required. The registration deadline is August 5. If you need special accommodations because of a disability please notify when registering. For more information or to pre-register call the Nodaway County Extension office at (660) 582-8101.

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