Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bilingual Dining with Diabetes will be Held in Chester

Diabetes is a very serious and costly disease, but research has shown that those who learn to
manage their blood glucose (sugar) levels, eat healthy, and exercise regularly can lower their risk of complications and lead a healthier and more productive life.

Penn State Cooperative Extension will be offering two 4-session Dining with Diabetes sessions beginning Thursday, October 11 through Thursday, November 1. 

Daytime classes will be held from 11 – 1 at Chester Eastside Presbyterian Church on Ninth St. and evening classes will be the same day from 5-7 pm at St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church on Providence Ave. Dining with Diabetes is a program for adults with diabetes, prediabetes and their families. Classes are offered weekly for four weeks with a three-month follow-up class. Bilingual (English and Spanish) classes will be taught by Fran Alloway, registered dietitian and assistant, Jocelyn Colon.

A small registration fee of $5/person is required to cover blood glucose testing, food demonstrations, handouts and gifts. Participants will learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, simple, and taste good. Recipes will be demonstrated and participants will have the opportunity to help prepare and taste each one.

Participants will also learn up-to-date information on nutrition, meal planning, and exercise as well as how to understand common, diabetes-related medical tests. Recipes, handouts and an exercise video will be given to each participant.

Dining with Diabetes is sponsored by Penn State Cooperative Extension with partial funding
provided by Health Partners, Inc.  Registration for this program can be made by calling the Delaware County Extension office at 610-690-2655 or Jocelyn Colon at 610-803-8720.

Dining with Diabetes is an approved research project conducted by Penn State University.
Participation in research is voluntary.

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