Dining with Diabetes is a fun and interactive diabetes self-management educational program open to all, and of particular interest to individuals with prediabetes, Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and members of their support system. An exclusive program offered only by Cooperative Extensions across the United States, Dining with Diabetes helps participants to build food skills through cooking while learning self-management strategies to better manage, prevent or delay complications surrounding diabetes.
Focused on disease management and prevention, Dining with Diabetes covers topics such as healthy eating, being active, monitoring, taking medications and reducing risks. Classes include research-based education, cooking demonstrations and healthy recipe tasting.
Dining with Diabetes, educator, Jillian Royce, is a member of the WVU Medicine team outlined the resources available and covered the topics involved with managing diabetes. The Tucker County Health Department partnered with Extension and provided A1c testing, blood pressure checks, easy exercise routines, and weekly door prizes. If you are interested in learning more about Extension programs reach out to the office.