Diabetes continues to be a major health and financial concern in the country. In 2010, 10.9 million (26.9%) of US adults 65 years and older had diabetes. It is estimated that 1 in 3 Americans could have diabetes by the year 2050 (CDC Statistics).
Diabetes is described as having a high level of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both.
What is Dining with Diabetes?
Dining with Diabetes is an interactive and educational program that is focused on reducing the effects of diabetes.
The program includes 4 two hour sessions, with a two month follow-up session. Participants are expected to attend all sessions. The program includes one notebook, handouts, and food sampling.
Session 1: What is Diabetes?
Session 2: Carbohydrates and Sweeteners
Session 3: Fats and Sodium
Session 4: Vitamins and Fiber
Session 5: Follow-Up Session
Who is eligible?
Adults 60 years and older who are food stamp eligible and their families.
Who teaches the Program?
A Registered Dietitian (RD) teaches each session.