‘I on Diabetes’

By on May 24, 2012

ST. CHARLES—The University of Illinois Extension at 535 South Randall Road in St. Charles, will offer “I on Diabetes,” a series of four, three-hour sessions designed for anyone interested in preventing or managing diabetes.

This program provides information on treatment goals and self-monitoring, and managing carbohydrates, sodium and cholesterol. Additionally, it will cover meal planning, reading food labels, using artificial sweeteners and low-fat products, seasoning with herbs and spices. In each session participants receive recipes, watch cooking demonstrations and taste foods to meet their special needs.

The goal of “I on Diabetes” is to improve diabetic care and overall wellbeing. The program is meant to complement the recommendations of your health care provider and to help you and/or your loved ones manage diabetes.

Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator, Laura Barr will help participants increase their knowledge of healthy food choices using research-based resources.

Health education is needed to understand the food relationship to blood sugar or serum glucose after being diagnosed with diabetes. So, we present relevant topics and cooking demonstrations. Plus, provide recipes and food tasting at each class.

The programs will be presented on consecutive Fridays, (June 1, 8, 15 & 22) from 9:30- 12:30. The cost is $40 for the whole series. Pre-registration and payment for the series are due by May 25. Extension programs reflect a research base without any product endorsement or sales motivation. Registration is available at: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/dkk/