The West Virginia University Extension Service in Barbour and Randolph counties will be offering free Dining with Diabetes classes on consecutive Wednesdays - Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, and 13.
The classes will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the WVU Randolph County Extension Office in the Wees Annex of the Courthouse in Elkins.
Dining with Diabetes is a once-a-week class that runs for four weeks with a three-month follow-up class on April 24. This class is open to those with diabetes and their family members. The classes are free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 304-636-2455 on or before Friday, Jan. 18. Participants must attend all class sessions.
Participants 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.
For more information or to register for this program call the WVU Randolph County Extension Office at 304-636-2455 by Jan. 18.
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.