According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 34 million people (10.5%) manage diabetes in the United States. Diabetes can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney disease, and blindness. You can be more at risk for developing type 2 diabetes if you smoke, are overweight or obese, are physically inactive, have an AIC of 7.0 or higher, or have high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
Join Extension Educator, Susan Glassman for research-based educational information on managing diabetes in the Your Time is Now! Feel more prepared and confident about diabetes classes. By attending, you will learn to set goals, choose healthier foods and drinks, add in activity, and other wellness strategies. We will discuss getting through the holidays and managing those leftovers! These classes help identify small steps that can make a BIG difference. Each class will include a cooking demonstration and a sample to taste for a diabetes-friendly recipe. Recipes and research-based information will be available.
It's easy to attend the classes:
- Call Putnam County Community Center at 815-339-2711 to register.
- Classes are at Putnam County Community Center, 128 First Street, Standard, IL on November 23 & 30, 2021 from 10:30 – 11:30 AM.
For more information, please contact Susan Glassman, Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness at 815-224-0889, University of Illinois Extension, 815 N. Orlando Smith Road, Oglesby, IL 61348.
University of Illinois, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Local Extension Councils Cooperating. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate or need more information, please contact Susan Glassman, Extension Educator, Nutrition & Wellness, University of Illinois Extension at 815-224-0889.
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