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Workshop 1. Living Well with Diabetes

Participants will accomplish the following:


Learn how to live with and manage diabetes.


Learn how insulin and glucose interact in your body. Learn the different types of diabetes. Understand the test used to diagnose and treat diabetes. Learn about the emotions involved in diabetes. 


  • Learn about diabetes and the relationship to nutrition and physical activity.
  • Discuss diabetes self-management.
  • Taste-test diabetes-friendly recipes.
  • Learn healthy cooking techniques. 
  • Gain confidence in diabetes self-management.
  • Interact with others in class. 
  • Identify resources for assistance with these topics. 


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Success Stories

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Volume 10 Number 1

You don’t have to have diabetes to benefit from the principles of the Dining with Diabetes (DWD) program.

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Volume 10 Number 1

Dining with Diabetes covers healthy eating, physical activity, disease monitoring, medication compliance, and risk reduction, and the course empowers participants by giving them access to nutrition knowledge and resources for food preparation. Classes include research-based education, cooking demonstrations, and healthy recipe tasting. These tools can help people make positive changes by planning menus, counting carbohydrates, controlling portions, and reading labels.

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Volume 7 Number 3

Client makes healthier choices using Extension’s Dining with Diabetes program

When it comes to changing eating habits, even if you’re ready, willing, and able, eating more nutritiously can seem like an insurmountable challenge.

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