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.
In the United States there are about 29 million people with diabetes. That is about one in 11 people.
Diabetes can lead to serious complications and premature death, but people with diabetes, working together with their support network and their health care providers, can take steps to control the disease and lower the risk of complications.
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 $39. 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 testing is available for an additional cost, and blood pressure will be taken at the orientation session and follow-up class.
Participants are also given program booklets and the Dining with Diabetes Cookbook.
The Penn State Extension Bucks County is located at Neshaminy Manor Center, 1282 Almshouse Road, Doylestown.
An Information Session will be held on Tuesday, March 5th. The program will be held on Tuesday mornings: March 12th, 19th, 26th, and April 9th.
A follow-up session will be held on Tuesday, June 4th. 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.