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Disarming Diabetes with Diet | Nutrition & Cooking Class

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Middle Tyger YMCA

720 Shoals Road

Duncan, South Carolina 29334

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Disarming Diabetes: The Power of Food for Diabetes Prevention & Treatment (4 classes series)

Diabetes is a major public health problem of epidemic proportions. Eleven percent of the U.S. adult population has diabetes (up from 8 percent in 2007), and nearly one-third of those 65 and older have the disease.

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.

Research studies have demonstrated that a plant-based nutrition approach reduces the risk of diabetes and can greatly benefit those who have been diagnosed with the disease.


The goal of the Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative program is to empower people who have diabetes and those concerned about developing diabetes, along with their friends and family members, with new information and skills. Each class offers a cooking demonstration of health-promoting dishes, along with a take-home packet of easy and affordable recipes.


Featured Class Topics:

  • Introduction to How Foods Fight Diabetes
  • The Power of Your Plate and Grocery Store Cart
  • Designing a Diet for Maximum Weight Control
  • Using the Glycemic Index
  • Keeping a Healthy Heart
  • Diabetes Care from Head to Toe
  • Making it Work for You


A well planned plant-based diet has many nutritional benefits and has been demonstrated to be as acceptable as the portion-controlled diet for diabetes management. A plant-based diet has also been endorsed by the American Dietetic Association and described as a safe choice in the 2009 American Diabetes Association's Standards of Care for Diabetes.


Each class is 2-hours and includes a 15-minute DVD lecture, nutrition discussion and tips, live cooking demo of THREE new recipes each class, and a meal of delicious plant-based foods.

Food will be served near end of class time, so you may want to eat a snack before coming for the 2-hour class.


For more information go to EatPlant-Based.com website by clicking blue link.


Please email the instructor, Terri Edwards, to notify of any food allergies that need to be accommodated. She can be reached at terri@eatplant-based.com

Since EatPlant-Based.com receives instant notification of registrations, there is no need to print EventBrite tickets from this site. There will be a master list at the first class.


Article: Disarming Diabetes with a Plant-Based Diet

Space is limited, so register soon!

4-Class Series Instruction = $100

Thursdays 6:00-8:00 p.m. April 18th, 25th, May 2nd, & 9th



720 Shoals Road , Duncan, SC 29334

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