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Free Dining with Diabetes Classes

Diabetes is a common, serious and costly disease. Luckily, many complications of diabetes can be controlled and even prevented by making lifestyles changes. The Dining with Diabetes program helps people make these lifestyle changes through clinical testing, nutrition information, recipe demonstrations, exercise and group support.

A new year of Dining with Diabetes classes will begin in October sponsored by Pocahontas County WVU Extension and Pocahontas Memorial Hospital with financial assistance from the Snowshoe Foundation. The classes will be held on Mondays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the Marlinton Presbyterian Church from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The classes are free and open to people with diabetes and their family members or those interested in learning how to cook in a diabetes-friendly manner. Participants will learn how to cut fat, sodium and sugar from their diets without sacrificing taste. Attendance at all four classes is required, as well as a Reunion Session to be held in January. Please register by calling the Extension Office 304-799-4852. Registration deadline is October1.

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