Diabetes is a major public health problem of epidemic proportions. Eleven percent of the United States adult population has diabetes, and nearly one-third of those 65 and older have the disease. 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. An even greater number of people, 79 million in the U.S., have prediabetes (high blood sugar) that often leads to type 2 diabetes. 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 evidence-based class features nutrition lectures and discussions and sampling of plant-based dishes.
Please note: There is a $25 fee for food. Please bring the exact amount on the first day of class. Refunds at the discretion of the instructor.