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Bucks Extension offering ‘Dining With Diabetes’ program

Developing a healthy lifestyle is all about taking control.

When you have type 2 diabetes it can mean several things.

For example, it means learning how to manage your blood sugar, keeping your blood pressure in check, eating well-balanced healthy meals and adding exercise to your daily activities.

Many people with type 2 diabetes struggle with basic diabetes management.

If you or a loved one is struggling to manage diabetes, The Penn State Extension “Dining with Diabetes” program could be for you.

This nationally accredited program is for adults with, or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Family members are also invited to attend the program.

Classes are offered weekly for five weeks and kicks off with an orientation session.

Participants meet again three months later for a follow-up session to check progress.

This class, a $200 value, is offered at $5.

Participants learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, simple, and tasty, sample the foods, and learn up to date information on nutrition, planning, and important diabetes-related medical tests.

A1C, a measure of blood glucose levels (a $35 value) and blood pressure will be taken at the orientation session and follow-up class.

Participants are also given incentives such as an exercise DVD, plate method placemat, and a Dining with Diabetes Cookbook.

The next Dining with Diabetes session will be held at Bucks County Extension Office, 1282 Almshouse Road, Doylestown.

Programs will be held Monday mornings:  December 3rd.

A follow-up session held on Monday January 14th, 2019. All sessions will be held from 10:00am to noon.

To register online visit http://extension.psu.edu/health/diabetes/events or call 1-877-345-0691.