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Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative

30.2259488, -97.7145152

Austin, TX 78741
United States

Class Dates

Introduction to How Foods Fight Diabetes
Saturday, July 11, 2020 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

The Power of Your Plate and Grocery Cart
Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Understanding Type 2 Diabetes
Saturday, July 25, 2020 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Designing a Diet for Maximum Weight Control
Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Using the Glycemic Index
Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Keeping a Healthy Heart
Saturday, August 15, 2020 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Diabetes Care from Head to Toe
Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Making It Work for You
Saturday, August 29, 2020 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Diabetes is a major public health problem of epidemic proportions. Uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to complications from head to toe, including stroke, loss of vision, heart disease, kidney failure, and various problems due to nerve damage and circulatory problems, such as erectile dysfunction or lower-extremity amputation.

An even greater number of people have prediabetes, which means they are at high risk for developing diabetes. There are 86 million people in the United States who have prediabetes and they are generally without symptoms. Recent research has shown that some long-term damage to the body, especially the heart and circulatory system, may already be occurring during prediabetes. Fortunately, type 2 diabetes is largely a disease of over-nutrition and sedentary lifestyle. The disease can be prevented, and complications can often be avoided or treated with a significant change in lifestyle.

This interactive series of 8 classes includes the science, delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes, cooking demonstrations and ongoing support in a private Facebook group.

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Your instructor: Karen Osborne