KENDALLVILLE, IND. – Jan. 19, 2024 – Managing diabetes can be a complex process. People who are looking for useful lifestyle tools to help them get a handle on their diabetes can find help through Live Well with Diabetes, an interactive, eight-week program now available in Noble County.
Live Well with Diabetes is presented through a partnership of the Parkview Center for Healthy Living, Purdue Extension and the Cole Center Family YMCA. The course aims to educate people who are living with diabetes and inspire them to actively manage their condition while finding camaraderie with others who face similar challenges.
Live Well with Diabetes offers:
- Four lecture-based learning workshops
A registered dietitian and educator with Purdue Extension – Noble County will present on a variety of nutrition-related and diabetes management topics. Participants will receive written copies of the material covered, plus a binder of recipes to try at home. Guest speakers from a variety of healthcare specialties involved in diabetes management will also share their expertise.
- Four hands-on cooking classes
A Parkview Noble Hospital clinical dietitian will provide fun, practical instruction on preparing flavorful recipes, assembling a healthy plate at mealtime and making healthy snacks. Following meal prep in each class, the group will get to enjoy the meal together.
- Low-impact physical activity
A Cole Center Family YMCA instructor will guide participants in learning how to incorporate activity and movement into their daily routine to control their blood glucose. Time will be allowed for this instruction on each of the four workshop days.
The two-hour sessions begin Feb. 29 and take place from noon to 2 p.m. each Thursday through April 18 at The Community Learning Center, 401 E. Diamond St. A three-month follow-up session will take place at the same time on July 18.
Participants will have opportunities to win prizes during the course.
Any adult resident of Noble County who has been diagnosed with diabetes may apply to Live Well with Diabetes. To apply, a person must:
- Contact the Parkview Center for Healthy Living at 260-347-8125 to register by Wednesday, Feb. 21.
- Be able to participate in all eight required sessions as well as the July 18 follow-up session.
Cost for the entire program is $10 per person or $15 per couple. Space is limited. Scholarships are available upon request. Scholarship applications will be accepted once a prospective participant has filed their course application.