Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s Nutrition Therapy department will offer two different educational classes on diabetes and eating. These are free and open the public.
Area residents are invited to join a GRMC registered dietitian for a two-hour general program to learn more about eating when you have pre-diabetes or diabetes. The group education class will cover the food and blood sugar connection, how to use carbohydrates to control the blood sugar, meal planning with carbohydrate choices and how to read food labels.
Classes to be offered are:
“Diabetes and Your Diet” – Monday, March 17, and April 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m., East Tomasek. Reservations required by noon on March 14 for the March 17 class, and April 18 for the April 21 class.
“Pre-Diabetes and Your Diet” – Monday, April 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. East Tomasek. Reservations required by noon on Friday, April 25.
“This is an interactive class that’s open to anyone, not just people who are new to diabetes or pre-diabetes,” explains Elaine Hammes, MS, RDN, LD, GRMC dietitian. “We invite individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes, people who have family members with diabetes, and anyone who wants to learn more about how to live well with pre-diabetes and diabetes. Individuals who just want a review of using the diet to better control their blood glucose level are welcome as well.”
Reservations are required so the instructor brings enough materials. Please call GRMC at 641-236-2412, and leave your name and phone number if voice mail is received.