Diabetes can strike people of all ages, and early symptoms are mild. Approximately one out of three people with type 2 diabetes are not aware they have it. However, diabetes-friendly meal planning does not have to be complicated.
“When you have diabetes, your body does a poor job of turning the carbohydrates in food into energy,” explains Pam Gress, Supervisor of the Diabetes and Nutrition Center at LG Health. “This causes sugar to build up in your blood. Over time it raises your risk for heart disease and other serious conditions.”
Join Lancaster General Health’s diabetes educators as they share tips and help to make your life easier. Gress and her team will share information on what, when and how much to eat if diabetes is a concern.
In addition to education, a cooking demonstration on Lancaster County comfort foods, such as chicken pot pie, stuffed peppers, cauliflower rice and spiralized vegetables, will be available. Free samples are included.
Diabetes experts will also discuss stress management and mental health when managing diabetes.
Nov. 7, 2019
Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute
2102 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster PA, 17602
5:00 – 8:30 pm
Those interested in attending are encouraged to register by calling 717-544-5923.