Free Diabetes Workshops In Coos County

Diabetes used to be a disease of the elderly. But today, many adolescents are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. In Coos County, one in ten adults has the disease and many more go undiagnosed. Despite the negative hype, diabetes is not a death sentence. In fact, much of today’s research indicates you can not only prevent and manage diabetes, but may be able to reverse the disease entirely.

Explore the strategies and newest developments for Type 2 diabetes offered free through Oregon State University Extension Family & Community Health. This 3-hour session describes the characteristics and progression of the disease and outlines eating strategies that can help prevent or manage symptoms. Some programs have even shown reversal of diabetes with proper nutrition.

The classes, presented by Stephanie Polizzi, registered dietitian and OSU faculty, will be held in 3 dates/locations. June 10th Firehouse #1 in Coos Bay from 6 to 9pm, June 11th the Bandon Library from 6 to 9pm and June 12th the Owen Building in Coquille from 1 to 4pm. All workshops are free so bring a friend. For more information, call Coos County Extension at 541-247-6672 ext 292.

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 30th, 2013 and is filed under Events, Local News, Public Service Announcements.