Friday, April 12, 2013Author: Anna Johnson
(Last modified: 2013-04-12 16:07:32)
Source: The Herald-News
UT Extension and Rhea Medical Center is partnering to conduct a Dining with Diabetes class. The dates are April 23 and 30 and May 7 and 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ag Center in Evensville. The four classes include: On the Road to Living Well with Diabetes; Carbohydrates and Sweeteners; Fats and Sodium; and Vitamins, Minerals and Fiber.
During the four sessions you will learn:
• More about Type I & Type II diabetes
• To create meals that are both healthy and taste good which the entire family will enjoy.
• The diabetic exchange
You will also receive a Dining with a Diabetes cookbook and much more.
Janis Franks of Rhea Medical Center and Anna Johnson with UT Extension will be conducting the education each day. Janis Franks is the Director of Nutritional Services at Rhea Medical. Anna Johnson, UT Family and Consumer Science Agent will be preparing great meals in minutes for you to taste and enjoy. The cost is $50.
Registration forms can be picked up at Rhea Medical Center, the UT Extension Office or on the web at http://utextension.tennessee.edu/rhea. Your registration form and money are due to the UT Extension office by April 18.
What is diabetes? According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life.
The statistics are alarming. In the United States, there are 23.6 million children and adults who have diabetes. That is 7.8 percent of the population. However, 5.7 million are unaware that they have diabetes.
There are many questions that people have regarding diabetes such as How did I get it? How do I prevent it? What do I do if I have it? Both genetics and environmental factors play into the cause of diabetes. Not getting enough exercise and poor eating habits certainly have an effect.
Diabetes is a very serious disease that is affecting people of all ages. Take time to learn more about it. Find out if there is a history of diabetes in your family and if you are at risk. All of these are very simple ways to know more about diabetes and how to prevent it or control it.
If you have any questions, please contact the UT Extension Office at 775-7807.
UT Extension offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, religion or veteran status.
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