Dining With Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2010 8:02 pm DINING WITH DIABETES — Thelma Joan Howard of Hornbeak, who has participated in all Dining With Diabetes classes, recently got her blood tested by Parker Hunt, Le Bonheur outreach specialist. Dining With Diabetes’ post blood screening for hemoglobin A1C, glucose, triglycerides, cholesterol, weight and height was held for 14 diabetics at the Obion County Public Library. Ms. Howard said she has learned the most about carbohydrates, portion size and how they affect her diabetes. “The Dining With Diabetes program has taught me to take better control of my eating habits and know problems associated with diabetes,” she said. Hunt is completing the EMT/paramedic program and plans to apply to medical school this summer. He will be a facilitator for “Lead America” this summer in Berkley, Calif., Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. “Lead America” is a youth medical education program. Leslie Ragon (not pictured), a Le Bonheur intern and social work senior at Union University in Jackson, assisted Hunt by taking blood pressure, height and weight. Another series of Dining With Diabetes classes will be held May 6, 13 and 20 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the library. The pre-screening will be held on May 17. Registered dietician Glenda Nanney (not pictured) will teach all classes. Sample diabetic dishes will be served. The free classes are being offered through a grant from Le Bonheur. Call the Obion County University of Tennessee Extension Service at 885-3742 to register by May 3.
Published in The Messenger 4.22.10