Learn to manage Diabetes

If you have diabetes, knowing what to eat and how to manage the disease can be a real challenge. University of Missouri Extension is offering a series of classes for people with diabetes and their families and friends.

Called “Eat Well Be Well with Diabetes,” this is a four-class series designed to provide practical information and skills needed to manage diabetes and promote optimal health. The emphasis is on diabetes self-care with a strong focus on nutrition.

The class is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on four Thursdays in February, beginning February 7, 2013 at University of Missouri Extension, 260 Brown Road, St. Peters. Pre-registration is required by February 4. To register, send the class enrollment fee of $45 for one person or $70 for two people from the same family to University of Missouri Extension, 260 Brown Road, St. Peters, MO 63376. Make checks payable to University Extension Council. When two people from one family register for the reduced rate, only one set of handouts and recipes will be provided.

Eat We Be Well is designed to help people with diabetes learn how to make better food choices and take other steps to manage diabetes. It is not intended to provide individualized meal plans for participants nor is it meant to replace the diabetes education that is provided by qualified health professionals. This program is for anyone who has diabetes or pre-diabetes. Spouses and other family members of those with diabetes will also benefit from the class.

For more information, call Linda Rellergert at the St. Charles County Extension Office, 636-970-3000.  University of Missouri Extension programs are open to all.

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