Dining With Diabetes

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Dining with Diabetes is a national Extension program for adults with type 2 diabetes or pre -diabetes and their families that teaches healthy meal planning and other self-management skills to manage this disease. Diet is an essential component of diabetes management along with physical activity, medication, and monitoring. Participants learn how to prepare healthy, well-balanced meals, incorporate physical activity into their lifestyle, and monitor their ‘numbers’.

The Dining with Diabetes curriculum has been reviewed and certified by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) as meeting the 7 Self-Care Behaviors, which are essential for successful and effective diabetes self-management: Healthy Eating, Being Active, Monitoring, Taking Medication, Problem Solving, Healthy coping, and Reducing Risks.

Dining with Diabetes complements and does not replace other diabetes education and
management programs. It includes a series of four weekly sessions and a three-month follow up class. Each class offers a food demonstration and tasting, discussions regarding important information, recipes, and other resources to help manage diabetes.

You are encouraged to attend all the sessions to gain the benefits from this program. Participants will learn:

  •  Menu planning
  •  Carbohydrate counting
  •  Portion control
  •  Label reading
  •  Healthy fats
  •  Importance of fiber in managing diabetes

*Note: Individual meal plans are not provided.

Who should attend the Dining with Diabetes program? The program is available to anyone, 18 years or older who is:

  • at-risk for or currently has type 2 diabetes
  • has pre-diabetes
  • a family member or caregiver who provides support for someone with type 2 diabetes
  • interested in learning more about managing and preventing type 2 diabetes

When is the next Dining with Diabetes program?

Join the Extension office weekly on Mondays during the month of March 2023 (March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2023) at 10:00 a.m. at the South Granville County Senior Center at 114 Douglas Drive, Creedmoor, NC for this free 4-session series. Call (919) 528-0848 to register.