Diabetes Program Planned for Cherryfield

Cherryfield, Maine — In 2014, fifty-five people participated in Dining with Diabetes Down East, a free four-week series that was presented by University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Calais, Machias, Eastport and Lubec. UMaine Extension will offer the series at Maine Sea Coast Mission, Ed Greaves Education Center, in Cherryfield, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays in throughout June.

The community-based program complements medical care by teaching people with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, their family members and caregivers what they can do to help control blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. During each of the sessions, UMaine Extension registered dietitian and nutritionist Alan Majka gives presentations, leads discussions and demonstrates preparation of nutritious recipes that participants sample. All of those who haveparticipated indicated the information was easy to understand and the food tasted very good.

Support for this program includes donations of food and supplies from Hannaford Supermarkets.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please call 207.255.3345 or 800.287.1542 (toll free in Maine) to register. You may request a disability accommodation by calling the same number.