XENIA — Greene County residents who have been diagnosed with diabetes or suspect they may have diabetes are encouraged to make plans to attend Dining with Diabetes.
Approximately 800,000 Ohioans have been diagnosed with diabetes and an estimated 200,000 people have diabetes but don’t know it.
Greene County Extension is presenting this three-session class, held 6-8 p.m. on Mondays, Oct. 16, 23 and 30 at the Extension office, 100 Fairground Road. Melanie Hart, Family and Consumer Educator, and Tonya Lively, Registered Dietitian from the Greene County Public Health, will lead the sessions.
Participants will learn about signs of diabetes and possible complications, along with ways they can manage the condition, including simple steps to control portions and the importance of getting regular exercise. In addition, the presentations will include a healthy food cooking demonstration each week, food tastings, and additional recipes.
The Dining with Diabetes program is $35 per person, but seating is limited, so participants are asked to sign up by Thursday, Oct. 12 by contacting the OSU Extension office at 937-372-9971 ext. 112 or ext. 116 or hart.382 @osu.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Story courtesy of Ohio State University Extension, Greene County.