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Making Good Food Choices Focus of Dining with Diabetes Class

Making Good Food Choices Focus of Dining with Diabetes Class

The Sevier County UT Extension Office and Sevier County Health Department are partnering to offer the two-part series Dining with Diabetes. These classes are designed to help people with diabetes or those at risk for diabetes. Through hands-on learning, participants gain practical skills for day-to-day food choices. Information will be shared on diabetes, including identifying and monitoring carbohydrates, fat, and sodium, analyzing food labels and recipes, using artificial sweeteners, and healthy meal plans.

Managing blood sugar levels is a prime goal in diabetes and involves many different things. These include taking medication, exercising, and keeping a careful eye on diet. In years past, people with diabetes were told that they could not eat sweets and that they could only eat certain carbohydrates. Through the years things have changed. We now know that people with diabetes do not have to avoid any specific food. However, they do need to watch what and how much they eat. Attending this two class series Dining with Diabetes, can help with determining the daily issues of what and how much to eat.

Dining with Diabetes will be offered on Mondays, Oct. 17 and 24, from 2:30 – 4 p.m. at the Fort Sanders Senior Center, 1220 W Main Street in Sevierville. This is a two part series with different topics each week, so participants are expected to attend both sessions. There will be a small $5 charge to cover class materials. Reservations are requested by October 14 to assure a seat and materials. Class will be instructed by Dana Partington, Advanced Practice Nurse of Sevier County Health Department and Linda Hyder, UT Extension – Sevier County.

You may prepay and sign up at the Welcome Center of the Sevier County Fort Sanders Senior Center (453-8080) or contact Linda Hyder, UT Extension, 453-3695 or email [email protected] for questions or reservations.

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