Have you been recently diagnosed with diabetes or have had it for a while and have forgotten how to manage it? Are you not sure exactly what you should eat?

Dining with Diabetes is a program that helps adults at risk or with Type 2 diabetes learn how to manage their condition through meal planning, label reading and portion control. The five-part educational series will be held March 14, 21, 28, and April 4. The date for a follow-up reunion class will be announced at a later time.

Classes begin at 9 a.m. and will be held at the North Oaks Livingston Parish Medical Complex, located at 17199 Spring Ranch Road in Livingston. Classes last 1½-2 hours each session.

The program will be conducted by Layne Langley, M.S., Area Nutrition Agent, with the LSU AgCenter and Dietetic Interns with North Oaks Medical Center. Participants will receive all information discussed at each class, tools to help successfully manage their condition and the opportunity to sample tasty, healthful diabetic-friendly dishes.

This program is open to the public. The cost to attend the series is $40, which covers food and supplies. You should plan to attend all five classes to get the information presented as each class is a different topic.

To attend this series of classes, please register online at store.lsuagcenter.com then click Events & Seminars to register for “Dining with Diabetes- Livingston”. Seating is limited. Registration ends on February 21.

For more information, please call Lanye Langely at 225-686-3020.

Dining with Diabetes schedule

Wednesday, March 14 – Session 1 – What is Diabetes? 

Wednesday, March 21 – Session 2 – Carbohydrates and Sweeteners

Wednesday, March 28 – Session 3 – Fats and Sodium

Wednesday, April 4 – Session 4 – Vitamins, Minerals and Fiber

Follow-up reunion – Guest speaker – Date will be announced

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