Dining With Diabetes Coming to Gaston County February 2024

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dining with diabetes workshop

Diabetes affects more than 37 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That’s 1 in 10 people. To help those living with this chronic condition, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension is offering the Dining with Diabetes workshop in February. Choose from the in-person workshop with cooking demonstrations or the web-based workshop option.

In-person Dining with Diabetes. The in-person workshop will be held on Wednesdays, February 7th -28th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Stanley. Weekly cooking demonstrations will be included and the cost for the in-person workshop is $10 (includes all 4 sessions). Register online by January 24th: Dining with Diabetes online registration

Web-based Dining with Diabetes. The webinar workshop will be held on Thursdays, February 8-29th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. There is no cost for the webinar. Register online by February 2nd:  Dining with Diabetes webinar registration.

“We’re excited to offer this in-person workshop that helps individuals learn simple, healthy cooking techniques while connecting with others who are managing the same chronic health condition,” said Linda Minges, Family & Consumer Science Agent/Registered Dietitian.

Participants will learn how to prevent low blood sugar; prevent and delay complications of diabetes; eat well; manage carbohydrates; understand nutrition facts labels; solve problems and set goals. Each in-person session includes a cooking demonstration and recipes.

“In addition to getting tips on best management practices, individuals get support and ideas from others,” Minges said. “It truly makes a difference in the lives of so many people.”