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Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative

32.3803257, -93.7333537

Via Zoom
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Shreveport, LA 71106
United States

Class Dates

Introduction to How Foods Fight Diabetes
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 6:30 pm to 8 pm

The Power of Your Plate and Grocery Cart
Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:30 pm to 8 pm

Understanding Type 2 Diabetes
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 6:30 pm to 8 pm

Designing a Diet for Maximum Weight Control
Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Using the Glycemic Index
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:30 pm to 8 pm

Keeping a Healthy Heart
Thursday, November 12, 2020 6:30 pm to 8 pm

Diabetes Care from Head to Toe
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:30 pm to 8 pm

Making It Work for You
Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:30 pm to 8 pm

Zoom Cooking Class - Menu will be set with class preferences in mind!
Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

8-Class Zoom series PLUS a 4-5 hour cooking class!

Diabetes is a public health problem of epidemic proportions. More than 12% of U.S. adults have diabetes. 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. With prediabetes, blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. 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 can be prevented, and complications can often be avoided or treated with a significant change in lifestyle.

The road to diabetes does not have to be a one-way street - there is hope!  People who eat plant-based meals are less likely to ever develop diabetes and, for those who have diabetes, plant-based meals can help improve blood sugar levels and prevent complications!  We'll cover all this and more during class!

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Your instructor: Jennifer Gieseke