To register, call: MedStar classes and events registration line at 301-774-8881 and click option 4.
Dining with Diabetes: The program is led by Registered Dietitians and trained University of Maryland Extension Educators in consultation with Registered Dietitians. A national program designed for adults with type 2 diabetes. The program teaches skills needed to identify and understand important information about managing this disease. Dining with Diabetes complements and does not replace other diabetes education and management programs. It includes a series of four weekly, 90 minutes sessions, a three month follow up session and the Dining with Diabetes resource manual and recipes.
Week 1: What is Diabetes?
Week 2: Carbohydrates and Sweeteners
Week 3: Fats and Sodium
Week 4: Vitamins, Minerals, and Fiber
PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN - menu planning - carbohydrate counting - portion control - label reading - the importance of fiber in managing diabetes.
Participants will discover healthy foods and receive recipes and handouts specific to each weekly topic.
Note: Individual meal plans or guidance are not provided. You will be asked to complete a 7-10-minute survey during the program.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Dining with Diabetes program is available to adults: anyone, 18 years or older who: - Is at-risk for or currently has type 2 diabetes - Has pre-diabetes - Is a family member, caregiver or provides support for people with type 2 diabetes - Wants to learn more about managing and preventing type 2 diabetes.