Dining With Diabetes

Managing Type 2 diabetes can be a challenge. This online course includes diet and exercise strategies, information on medications, recipes, and helpful tips.
Dining With Diabetes - Online Courses
Skill Level: Beginner
Length of Access: 365 days
Sections: 5
Length: 8 hours
Language: English
Note: Online version of the Dining with Diabetes workshop, accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators

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For many people with Type 2 diabetes making positive changes in as areas such as eating habits, physical activity, and adherence to medication can help improve their diabetes status. However, making these lifestyle changes can be a challenge.
Dining with Diabetes is a self-paced course. Using videos, short readings, recipes, and handouts you can learn how to manage diabetes and improve your health.
Videos will teach you about tests and medications that can help in diabetes management. You'll learn about daily physical activity recommendations and about dietary strategies, such as carbohydrate counting, food label reading, meal planning, and ways to reduce fats and sodium. You'll also learn how to set goals and keep track of your progress.
You will be able to print handouts about A1c and estimated average glucose, common diabetes terms, meal planning, fats and sodium, hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, goal setting, and tips for dining out. You will also be provided with several Penn State Extension health and nutrition fact sheets.
Knowledge check questions at the end of each section of the course will help you review what you learn. Dining with Diabetes online course gives you a strong foundation for managing diabetes and improving your health.
Who is this for?
  • Anyone with Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, or a risk of developing diabetes
  • Caregivers to those with diabetes
What will you learn?

You will learn how to:

  • define diabetes
  • understand how to monitor diabetes
  • count carbohydrates and plan serving sizes
  • recognize the effects of fat and sodium in the diet
  • read a nutrition facts label
  • set goals to manage diabetes
  • identify types of diabetes medication
  • implement strategies for selecting foods while dining out


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