Penn State Extension will hold two free "Dining with Diabetes" informational/registration meetings from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, and Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Penn State Extension Office, 400 N. Lexington Street, third floor, in Point Breeze.
The public is invited to attend either meeting, but they must pre-register by calling the Allegheny County Extension Office at 412-473-2540 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
"Dining with Diabetes" is a program for adults with diabetes that consists of four weekly classes and a three-month follow-up. The four classes will teach participants how to prepare recipes that are not only healthy, but also simple and tasty.
For a registration fee of $35 for one person or $50 for two people who live together, participants will receive a recipe book, pedometer and stretch bands for attending all five classes. In addition, participants will obtain up-to-date information on understanding common diabetes-related medical tests, such as A1c and Microalbumin.
Diabetes is a very serious and costly disease, but research has shown that those who learn to manage their blood glucose (sugar) levels by eating healthy and exercising regularly can lower their risk of medical complications.
"Everyone deserves to lead a healthier and more productive life, even with diabetes" said "Dining with Diabetes" Instructor and Registered Dietitian Cindy Javor.