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Type 2 diabetes is becoming more common due to the rising rates of obesity. Making healthy food choices, being physically active and monitoring blood glucose levels are important ways in which diabetics can manage their disease.


To help Type 2 diabetics understand and manage their diabetes, Penn State Extension in Lackawanna County in partnership with Elm Park United Methodist Church is offering a program called “Dining with Diabetes.”


The four-week series will be held on Fridays, starting April 25 through May 16, from 10 a.m. - noon. A follow-up class will be offered on July 25 at Elm Park, 712 Linden St., Scranton, the site for the sessions.


Each class will include:


* Food demonstrations and tasting recipes


* Physical activity and ideas to take home


* Discussions regarding important information to help you manage your diabetes


In addition, lab tests to measure HbA1c will be offered. Participants will receive a pedometer, exercise DVD, recipes, and more. The cost of the program is $40 per person or $55 for two family members living in the same household. Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries receive free registration. Scholarships are available.


For questions or to register, please call Penn State Extension in Lackawanna County at 570-963-6842, email nmd5140@psu.edu, or visit extension.psu.edu and click on Lackawanna County.


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