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Johnson County
11811 S. Sunset Drive
Suite 1500
Olathe, KS 66061

(913) 715-7000
(913) 715-7005 fax

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Dining with Diabetes

Date: June 12, 19, 26

Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Location: Johnson County Sunset Drive Office Building, 11811 S. Sunset Drive in Olathe Map to Sunset Building

Fee: $25

Registration: Call 913-715-7000 or online

Sponsors: Johnson County K-State Research and Extension

Fresh spinach and strawberriesImagine the tables laden with delicious, mouth watering food. All your favorites are there. Now image you’ve just been diagnosed with diabetes. Or your doctor has warned that you are pre-diabetic. How would you feel? What would you do?

What is diabetes?
About one in 10 Kansans has been diagnosed with diabetes, a chronic disease characterized by elevated blood sugar (blood glucose). High levels of blood glucose are a result of inadequate production of insulin or a resistance to the effects of insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas.

Diabetes increases the risk of

  • stroke,
  • heart disease,
  • kidney disease,
  • retinopathy that can lead to blindness and
  • neuropathy that can lead to lower limb amputation.

Each year, people with diabetes spend on average 2.3 times more for medical costs than people without diabetes. Of those costs, about $7,900 is directly attributed to the disease.  

How to prevent diabetes
Most adults who are diagnosed with diabetes have Type 2 diabetes. Unlike Type 1, the onset of Type 2 can be prevented. Some risk factors can be modified, including:

  • being overweight or obese,
  • physical inactivity,
  • high blood pressure,
  • high blood cholesterol and
  • smoking.  

Extension class for patients and family members
Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is offering Dining with Diabetes, a national cooperative extension program designed to boost the health and wellness of those with Type 2 diabetes or who are pre-diabetic, and help educate their family members, caregivers and others who support them.

This series of three classes begins Tuesday, June 12, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., and will be held weekly at the Extension office, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, in Olathe. The fee is $25.

Lessons will focus on the skills needed to promote good health with planning healthy and delicious meals and snacks, cooking demonstrations and sampling (dinner provided for students), ideas for being more active, and promote an understanding of how diabetes affects your overall health. Seating is limited.

To register call 913-715-7000 or click here.

Kansas State University is committed to making its services, activities and programs accessible to all participants. If you have special requirements due to a physical, vision, or hearing disability, contact Johnson County K-State Research and Extension, 913-715-7000.

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Crystal Futrell
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