Diabetes is a major public health problem of epidemic proportions. More than 12% of the U.S. adult population has diabetes, and more than one-quarter of the population over 65 has the disease. One out of four people with diabetes is unaware they have it, which means they are not being treated with a healthy diet or medications.
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, such as erectile dysfunction or lower-extremity amputation.
The Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative is the plant-based nutrition and cooking program for type 2 diabetes prevention and treatment developed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The intended audience for this program is people with diabetes, prediabetes, a family history or risk factors for developing diabetes, and their adult family members. It is also designed to introduce health care professionals to the basics of plant-based nutrition for preventing and treating diabetes.
Classes Start: April 19, 2022
Class format will involve 4 two-hour classes featuring a video, discussion, and the opportunity to taste plant-based dishes, usually following a cooking demonstration. Materials will be distributed each week, as well as recipes for participants.
WHAT YOU NEED
Starts: April 19, 2022
Every Tuesday, 6-8 PM
Two Hours Per Week
4-Week Course: $75
Bucha Brewhouse & Bistro
957 Mercer St.
Princeton, WV 24740
Registration for the Class has Ended
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