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Educational Programs - Dining with Diabetes Down East

woman prepares nutritious foodA Program for People with Diabetes and Their Families

This free program complements medical care by teaching people with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, and their family members and caregivers what they can do to help control blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. UMaine Extension registered dietitian and nutritionist Alan Majka will provide presentations, lead discussions and demonstrate preparation of nutritious recipes that participants can sample.

Dining with Diabetes Down East makes diabetes meal planning easy by using the plate method. For more information on the plate method, please visit Dining with Diabetes Down East.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please call 255.3345 (toll free in Maine: 1.800.287.1542) so we may offer it in a way that best fits your needs.

Partial funding and support for this initiative has been provided by Hannaford Grocery Stores.

Dining with Diabetes Down East Courses

Upcoming Courses

Pleasant Point
Where: Bayside Meal Site, Pleasant Point
Dates: Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2018
Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Registration for this class will take place through the Pleasant Point Health Center: 207.853.0644.

Class size is limited to 20. Those who call after the program is full will be placed on a waiting list.

For more information, to register or request a disability accommodation, call Gloria Lewey-Cleaves at 207.853.5023 by October 2.

Past Courses

Machias 
Where: Ridgeview Apartments, 45 Ridgeview Circle, Machias
Dates: May 2018

Ellsworth
Where: UMaine Extension, Hancock County Office, 63 Boggy Brook Rd., Ellsworth
Dates: June 2018

Prospect Harbor
Where: Prospect Harbor Women’s Club
Dates: September-October 2017

Eastport
Where: Labor of Love Nutrition Center
Dates: June 2017

Indian Township
Where: Senior Meal Site
Dates: April-May 2017

Houlton
Where: Houlton Regional Hospital
Dates:   October 2016

Calais
Where: Palmer Lane Estates, Palmer Lane, Calais
Dates: September 2016

Machias
Where: Ridgeview Apartments, 45 Ridgeview Circle, Machias
Dates: July-August 2016

Ellsworth
Where: UMaine Extension, Hancock County Office, 63 Boggy Brook Rd., Ellsworth
Dates: June 2016

Pleasant Point
Where: Bayside Meal Site, Pleasant Point
Dates:  November 2015

Ellsworth
Where: UMaine Extension, Hancock County Office, 63 Boggy Brook Rd., Ellsworth
Dates: October 2015

Cherryfield
Where: Maine Sea Coast Mission, Ed Greaves Educational Center, Weald Bethel Lane, Cherryfield
Dates: August 2015

Indian Township
Where: Indian Township Elder Meal Site
Dates: May 2015

Lubec
Where: Healthways Regional Medical Center, 43 South Lubec Road, Lubec
Dates: October 2014

Eastport
Where: Labor of Love Nutrition Center, Eastport
Dates:   July 2014

Machias
Where: Ridgeview Apartments, 45 Ridgeview Circle, Machias
Dates:   June 2014

Calais
Where: Calais Methodist Home
Dates:  May 2014


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