BOYERTOWN PA – A series of “Dining With Diabetes” classes that intends to teach participants about nutrition, meal planning, exercises, and understanding common diabetes–related medical issues is scheduled to be held May 5, 12, 19 and June 2 from 9:45-11:45 a.m. at The Center at Spring Street, 200 W. Spring St.
The classes, organized by Penn State Cooperative Extension for adults with diabetes and their families, are free to center members as well as adults of any age in the community who are interested in attending. Space is limited and advance registration is necessary; call Mandel Smith at 610-489-4315 for more information, or the center at 610-367-2313 to register.
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. Recipes and handouts will be given to each participant.
In addition to the scheduled sessions, a follow-up class will be held Aug. 4 (2014; Monday).
Diabetes is a very serious and costly disease, according to Cooperative Extension staffers. Research has shown that those who learn to manage their blood sugar levels, eat healthy, and exercise regularly can lower their risk of complications and lead a healthier and more productive life.
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