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Dining with diabetes

People with the underlying condition of diabetes are at a high risk of having severe COVID-19 symptoms. According to the CDC, African Americans are also at a higher risk. Do you have diabetes and have forgotten simple management tips? Are you not sure exactly what you should eat? Dining with Diabetes is a program to help adults at risk or with Type 2 diabetes who are pre-diabetic or who have diabetes. Participants and their families/caregivers can learn about managing the condition through meal planning, label reading, carbohydrate counting and portion control.

The program is open to the public and consists of four classes. To get all the information presented, it is required that you attend all four classes. Recipes will be given to each participant.

The topics discussed include:

  • Session 1: What is Diabetes?
  • Session 2: Carbohydrates and Sweeteners
  • Session 3: Fats and Sodium
  • Session 4: Vitamins, Minerals and Fiber

The Dining with Diabetes classes are scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon on the following Wednesdays: March 3, 10, 16, & 24, 2021. Classes will take place at the Homer Joseph Center in Reserve.

Cynthia Clifton is a general nutrition agent with the LSU AgCenter. If you are interested in attending the Dining with Diabetes classes, please email Clifton at cclifton@agcenter.lsu.edu to register.