WorkLife Programs providing assistance with avoiding, managing diabetes

August 31, 2011

Two upcoming offerings from WorkLife Programs will focus on diabetes: one class for those who have not yet been diagnosed and one program for those who have.

Pre-Diabetes: What is it, What do I do?
Sept. 7 -- 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 313

If you or a family member faces pre-diabetes, you might think an eventual diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes is inevitable. That doesn't have to be the case. Come find out what defines pre-diabetes and what practical actions you can take to ward off diabetes, instead of moving toward it.

A new session of a popular program focused on managing diabetes is starting soon. Karen Hosterman-Sabel, a WorkLife Programs registered dietitian, will facilitate.

Dining with Diabetes
Mondays, Sept. 12-Oct. 17 -- 5-7 p.m. Stone Hall, Room 232
WorkLife Programs and Purdue Extension combine for a positive and proactive team approach to help manage diabetes. This six-week series provides weekly interactive food preparation demonstrations, tastings, and opportunities to actively participate in self-management skills and techniques. Sessions include information about snacks, carbohydrates and sweeteners, fats and sodium, and vitamins and fiber, along with food preparation of snacks, desserts, main dishes and side dishes. Another session is planned for glucometers and diabetes medication updates. Each participant will receive a binder with information and recipes. Whether you or a family member has diabetes, plan on joining us for this friendly nutrition education series that takes today’s busy lifestyle into consideration.

To register for these or any other WorkLife offerings, go to and log in with your career account and password, or call WorkLife Programs at 49-45461.

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