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Saturday, October 21 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
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What is Dining with Diabetes?

  • A program designed for people with diabetes and their family members.
  • A series of four classes that includes learning, demonstrations, and tasting healthy foods.
  • A grant-funded program offered free to people with diabetes in West Virginia


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The Dining with Diabetes cooking schools begins Tuesday, April 4. The WVU Mineral County Extension Office and community partners will be offering the program.

Classes will be Tuesday April 4, 18, 25 and May 2 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at the First United Methodist Church in Keyser, WV. Registered nurses who are certified diabetes educators will teach the program.

“We are looking forward to offering the Dining with Diabetes cooking school in April,” says Margaret Miltenberger, WVU 4-H and Family Extension Agent. “There are still a few spaces open and participants always really enjoy the program.”

Learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, easy to make and delicious. Recipes will be demonstrated with the opportunity to taste each one! Participants will learn up-to-date information on nutrition, meal planning, exercise and how to understand common diabetes-related medical tests. Everyone will receive recipe booklets and handouts.

Dining with Diabetes is a once a week class that runs for four weeks. For the best benefit participants should attend all class sessions.

This class targets newly diagnosed persons with diabetes, their family members and caretakers. Past participants who need a refresher are also welcome. Classes are FREE but space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Diabetes is a very serious and costly disease. Research has shown that those who learn to manage their blood glucose (sugar) levels eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly can lower their risks of complications and lead a healthier and more productive life.

Dining with Diabetes is sponsored in Mineral County by the WVU Extension Service, Potomac Valley Hospital, Mineral County Family Resource Network (MCFRN) and Mineral County Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS). Register TODAY. Call Sherry, WVU Extension Service, at 788-3621.