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WVU course helps diabetics learn helpful lifestyle skills

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Experts say people with diabetes can benefit from a healthy diet. 

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What’s the news?

WVU Continuing Professional Education and WVU Extension Service are offering the popular online course “Dining with Diabetes,” beginning March 6. Diabetes affects more than 25 percent of West Virginians by the time they reach 65. Studies show that complications of diabetes, such as blindness, kidney failure and amputations can probably be delayed or even prevented by careful control of blood sugar.


Quotes and Comments:

“In general, people with diabetes need to be on a healthy diet that would be appropriate for anyone. However, since diabetes changes how the body handles carbohydrates, people with diabetes need to be more aware of how much carbohydrate they are eating and plan their meals to limit their carbohydrates to just the amount that they need.” –Dr. Cindy Fitch


Target Audiences:

• People who have diabetes and their families

• People who are borderline diabetic

• Caregivers

• Chefs and caterers who create menus for events that may include diabetes-friendly instructions from their clients.

• Public and private school dietitians



Two photos are available for download at WVUToday’s Media Center.



Sherry Kuehn, WVU Continuing Professional Education