Dining with Diabetes

Now is the time to take charge of your diabetes!

Following a careful meal plan is the first step in managing diabetes and keeping blood sugars in a therapeutic range.

Do you know how to make a daily meal plan?  Do you know which foods contain carbohydrate?  Do you know which foods to avoid that are higher in added sugars, saturated fat, and sodium?

Dining with Diabetes will be offered in Dover and Georgetown this spring. The 4 part series, plus a reunion 3 months later, helps by teaching persons with diabetes ways to reduce sugar, salt, and fat in foods, without giving up good taste.

On March 15th, Cooperative Extension will begin a series of classes designed for people with diabetes and their family members.  The series will be held in Dover on Wednesdays, March 15th, 22nd, 29th and April 5th from 6:30 – 8:30pm. It will include diabetes education, cooking demonstrations, and tasting of healthy foods.  After each lesson, participants will take home recipes and knowledge about how to manage diabetes in their lives. Another series will begin in Georgetown on May10th. It will be offered on Wednesdays May 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st from 10:00am-12 noon.

Registration for Dining with Diabetes is available on the Cooperative Extension website. Download the class brochures here http://extension.udel.edu/fcs/nutrition/dining-with-diabetes/

For more information you can call 730-4000 and talk to Kathleen Splane.  Dover classes will be held at the Kent County Cooperative Extension office at 69 Transportation Circle, Dover, DE 19901 and Georgetown classes will be held at the Sussex County Cooperative Extension office at 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.