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Diabetes Classes Offered

By Staff | May 14, 2013

Penn State Extension is offering Dining with Diabetes classes in the Muncy area this spring and summer.

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 demostrated and participants will have the opportunity to help prepare and taste each one. Participants will learn up-to-date information on nutrition, meal planning, and exercise as well as how to understand common, diabetes-related medical tests. Recipe 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 to a healthier and more productive life.

Dining with Diabetes is sponsered by Penn State 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 the Centre County Extension Office at 814-355-4897 or email Laurie Welch at law27@psu.edu.

Class meeting dates will be held at the George C. Meck Senior Center behind the East Lycoming YMCA building in Muncy Township. Classes will begin June 6 and will be held every Monday in June (13, 20, & 27) from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The final class will be held on Friday, July 13.