WVU to host “Eating with Diabetes” program to carry consciousness to the sickness

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MORGANTOWN, WV (WOWK) – The WVU Advisory Service is hosting a Dining with Diabetes program to help raise awareness about the chronic disease and improve overall health.

Diabetes is one of the leading chronic diseases in West Virginia. One in eight West Virgins has been diagnosed with diabetes, according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

The four-week program is offered virtually in April and focuses on nutrition education, cooking demonstrations, healthy recipes, and physical activity.

The courses are free and open to those diagnosed with diabetic / pre-diabetic, family members, caregivers, and others who want to learn more about creating a healthy lifestyle. Each participant receives teaching materials and healthy recipes to make at home.

“Diabetes is so prevalent in our state and across the country,” said Gwen Crum, WVU Extension Service Family and Community Development Agent. “Through this program, we hope to provide people with the tools and resources they need to address health problems and build healthier lifestyles. We launched our first cohort in March and had an overwhelming response. So we know that this program is important for our West Virgins. “

The next cohort of Dining with Diabetes will be available on April 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th from 6pm to 8pm. Participants interested in the four-week program should register online by April 9th.

To learn more about WVU extension programs, visit extension.wvu.edu or contact your nearest WVU extension service office.

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