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Dining with Diabetes class coming to Loganton

LOGANTON — Dining with Diabetes is a nationally accredited program for adults with or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Family members and/or friends are also invited to attend the program.

Classes meet once a week for four weeks, held every Tuesday from April 28-May 19, at 6 p.m. at the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School located at 236 E. Main St. in Loganton. This class, a $200 value, is offered at $19.

Participants learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, simple, and tasty. Participants will have the opportunity to help prepare recipes and sample the foods, and will also learn up to date information on nurition, planning, and important diabetes-related medical tests.

A1C, a measure of blood glucose levels, and blood pressure will be taken at the first and follow-up classes. Participants are also given incentives such as an exercise DVD, plate method placemat, and a Dining with Diabetes Cookbook. 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 individuals with pre-diabetes lifestyle modification information learned in this class can prevent individuals from developing type 2 diabetes and the complications associated with it.

Preregistration is required by April 21, 2020 can be made by calling your 1-877-345-0691 or https://extension.psu.edu/dining-with-diabetes. For more information about the class, contact Laurie Welch, Extension Educator at 570-726-0022 or law27@psu.edu

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