CIRCLEVILLE – The Ohio State University expansion in Pickaway County is hosting a “Lunch and Study” for people with diabetes later this month to help them lead healthier lifestyles.
The one-hour virtual seminar will take place on February 25th at 12 noon. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, and one in five adults doesn’t know they have diabetes.
“While it says ‘Take Responsibility for Your Diabetes,’ it really is for anyone who wants information about a healthy lifestyle,” said Michelle Treber, extension advisor for the Pickaway County’s OSU extension office.
Marc said the idea with this program, like the others who have done it in the past, is to promote healthy living and lifestyles in Pickaway County.
“We bring researched information from the state of Ohio,” she said. “It’s our job to bring that to the community and share it with the community.”
The group will discuss health and wellness tips for people with or without diabetes.
“We’ll talk briefly about the two types of diabetes and the signs of diabetes,” she said. “We’re going to focus on self-care behaviors that people can do, like eating healthy, being active, and monitoring your diabetes once you’ve been diagnosed. We’re not doctors, but we can share self-care behaviors and strategies for healthier lifestyles. “
Marc said they’ll also talk about physical activity and share recipes.
“One of the things we’re going to talk about is physical activity, ways to increase it, and we hope to encourage people to set goals and have a roadmap for getting more exercise,” she said. “We’re going to share some recipes that people can try at home. I will prepare the food and take photos. Orange almond salad is a very tasty recipe. “
Marc said her sister was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 4 years old, so this is personal to her.
“I’ve seen how it affected her life and the complications she had,” she said.
“We’re going to provide a link and all you have to do is click it and learn,” said Marc.