Diabetes is a health problem for many Ohioans. According to 2007 statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a study done by the Ohio Department of Health, more than 830,000 adult Ohioans have been diagnosed with diabetes. An additional 200,000 are estimated to have diabetes, and don't know it.
According to the American Diabetes Association, the direct (medical costs) and indirect (lost productivity) costs of diabetes total an estimated $5.9 billion dollars in Ohio. It is estimated that $3.9 billion are direct costs and $2 billion are indirect costs.
Dining with Diabetes is a series of classes conducted by Ohio State University Extension and community health partners. This program helps individuals learn strategies to manage their diabetes through menu planning, carbohydrate counting, portion control, label reading and taste testing healthy recipes.
Click Here for a current list of instructors and upcoming classes in Ohio.
For more information, please feel free to contact Belmont County's FCS Educator, Lorrissa Dunfee at (740) 695-1455.