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“Vivir Bien con La Diabetes/Live Well with Diabetes” coming to Community Health Care Clinic

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NORMAL, Ill. – Over 38 million adults and children have diabetes in the United States. The good news is that diabetes can be self-managed. Join Nutrition and Wellness Educator and Registered Dietitian, Jenna Smith, for the two-part series, “Vivir Bien con La Diabetes/Living Well with Diabetes.” The program will be taught in English and Spanish and will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. on February 26 & 28 at the Community Health Care Clinic (900 N Franklin Avenue, Normal, IL).

“Vivir Bien con La Diabetes/Living Well with Diabetes” is a two-part series for those who want to prevent or manage diabetes. Families or caretakers of those who have diabetes are also welcome. This program will help you understand diabetes, how to manage it with the help of medical professionals, and how to make lifestyle changes, including how to incorporate familiar foods into a healthy eating plan. In each session, participants will watch food demonstrations and receive tastings of traditional Hispanic foods.

This program is free, but registration is required. For more information or to register, visit or call the McLean County Extension Office at 309-663-8306 or the Community Health Care Clinic at 309-888-5531. If you will need accommodation in order to participate, please email the program instructor, Jenna Smith at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.


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