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UMaine Extension serves up ‘Dining with Diabetes Down East’ in Lubec

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, at 10:26 a.m.

Lubec, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s free Dining with Diabetes Down East series starts Wednesday, Oct. 1 at Healthways Regional Medical Center at Lubec.

The series continues Oct. 8, 15, and 22. All sessions are from 10 a.m. to noon at the medical center, 43 South Lubec Road.

The community-based program is intended to complement medical care by teaching people with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, as well as their family members and caregivers, how to select and prepare foods that help control blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure. UMaine Extension registered dietitian and nutritionist Alan Majka will make presentations, lead discussion and prepare nutritious food.

To register, or to request a disability accommodation, call 207.255.3345,800.287.1542 (in Maine) or complete a confidential online preregistration survey at umaine.edu/washington. When 10 preregistrations have been recorded, a series will be scheduled in the Columbia/Milbridge area. To express interest in the series being offered elsewhere in Washington County, and for more information, contact Majka at 207.255.3345,alan.majka@maine.edu.

About University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.

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