Dining with Diabetes
Dining with Diabetes involves four progressive classes open to anyone with diabetes or pre-diabetes, or their family members and includes:
- Clinical testing
- Nutrition information
- Recipe demonstrations and tastings
- Group support.
Participants must attend all four classes and will learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, using less fat, salt, and sugar without cutting flavor. There will be an opportunity to taste a variety of main dishes, side dishes and desserts. Participants will be asked to voluntarily complete a questionnaire, have their blood pressure checked and have free A1c testing.
Diabetes is a common, serious, and costly disease. Many complications of diabetes can be controlled and even prevented by making lifestyle changes; changing eating habits, increasing physical activity, and losing weight. Dining with Diabetes programs provide a way for our county residents to make these lifestyle changes.
Dining with Diabetes, a research project, is offered statewide and is sponsored by the West Virginia University Extension Service.