Are you a type 2 diabetic who wants to learn more about your disease, reduce your health risks, and eat better?  Purdue Extension in Marshall County will offer Dining with Diabetes in February, but you need to sign up now.   

The Dining with Diabetes series begins on Tuesday, February 6th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Marshall County Council on Aging, 1305 West Harrison Street in Plymouth.  Dining with Diabetes is a series of four sessions that meet weekly, including a three-month reunion session. The Dining with Diabetes program is open to those with diabetes, their family members, and caretakers. The program fee is $40.00 OR $65 for couples that share a notebook. Pre-registration and payment are required.  Participants are encouraged to attend all class sessions.

The educational programs and cooking school will help adults with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar to feel better and reduce the risk of health complications. You will learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, easy to prepare, and taste good. Recipes will be demonstrated, and participants will have the opportunity to taste each one. Participants will also learn up-to-date information on nutrition, meal planning, exercise, and how to understand common diabetes-related medical tests. Recipes and handouts will be given to each participant.

Diabetes is a very serious and costly disease, but research has shown that those who learn to manage their blood glucose (sugar) levels eat a healthy diet, and exercise regularly can lower their risks of complications and lead a healthier and more productive life.

Purdue Extension Marshall County is currently recruiting participants for this program. If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or know someone who is part of the support system for an individual and is interested in being a part of this program, please call the Purdue Extension office at 574-935-8545. Register at  by January 31 at 4 pm. The program fee includes educational classes, program materials, and food sampling. Dining with Diabetes is offered statewide and is sponsored by Purdue Extension.