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What is Dining with Diabetes?

Dining with Diabetes is a K-State Research and Extension health and wellness program that consist of a series of four classes that includes learning, demonstrations, physical activity and tasting healthy foods. The program's focus is to help individuals learn strategies to lessen the health risks of diabetes.

SaladProgram Objectives

  • Increase knowledge about healthy foods
  • Present healthy versions of familiar foods and taste testing of recipes
  • Demonstrate new cooking techniques
  • Provide basic information regarding diabetes and nutrition
  • Provide opportunities for sharing and learning from one another and from diabetes health professionals

Program Description

Dining with Diabetes is a national extension program provided to Kansans by K-State Research and Extension Family and Consumer Sciences professionals and community health partners. The Dining with Diabetes Online course is provided by Kansas State University Research and Extension educators and certified Dining with Diabetes course instructors and is designed for adults with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and their family members, caregivers, and support persons. This course helps individuals learn strategies to manage their diabetes through menu planning, carbohydrate counting, portion control, and label reading.

The primary portion of this course will start on September 20, 2021 and will end on October 18, 2021 (after module 4). The final module “Dining Out with Diabetes” will be available starting December 13, 2021 through December 20, 2021. This extra time allows participants to work on small goals and begin to incorporate healthy lifestyle changes into their daily routine as well as have an opportunity to check-in with the instructor and get questions answered.

*This course is not intended to provide individual prescriptions for diabetic meal planning and it is not intended to replace diabetes education furnished by qualified health care professionals.

For questions related to the course, please contact the instructor
Lori Wuellner
Extension Agent and Trained Instructor
Dining with Diabetes Online
Lori Wuellner/lwuellne@ksu.edu

Who can participate?

The program is designed for people with diabetes and their family members, caregivers, and support persons.