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Diabetes Awareness Activities Begin November 10

Date:  November 9th, 2015

Contact/Phone:  Mary Muhlbradt
(701) 857-5116, Fax: (701) 857-5683

e-mail:   Mary Muhlbradt

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(MINOT, ND)— November is American Diabetes Month, and Trinity Health’s Center for Diabetes Education has planned a number of activities to focus attention on the issues surrounding the disease.

Celebrity Chef. On Tuesday, November 10, celebrity pastry chef Dana Herbert will present a free cooking demonstration and workshop featuring low-carb, full-flavor dishes out of his recipe collection. Best known as the winner of TLC’s “Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker,” Chef Herbert will present twice on Tuesday at 1:30 and 6 p.m. at the Sleep Inn. Each session will last about two hours. He’ll be joined by a diabetes educator from Novo Nordisk, a leader in diabetes research and care.

Cooking Class. On Thursday, November 19, Trinity Health dietitians will offer a cooking class, “Healthy Holiday Bites,” from 5:30 to 6:30 in the Trinity Health Community Conference Room at Town & Country Center. There will be a $10 charge to cover recipes and food samples. Space is limited RSVP is requested by calling 857-5268.

Food Pantry Drive. Many people with diabetes depend on local food pantries for groceries. The Diabetes Center suggests that people donate healthy foods to the food pantries during the month of November and into the holidays. Healthy choices include:
  • Low-sodium canned vegetables
  • Shelf stable fruit cups with no added sugar
  • Shelf stable low-fat dairy products such as dry milk
  • Low-sodium proteins like canned or dry beans, tuna, chicken, chili and beef stew
  • Peanut butter and unsalted nuts
  • Non-perishable whole grains
  • Low-sugar cereals like Cheerios and plain Chex
  • Unsweetened hot cereals
  • Whole grain crackers and brown rice

The American Diabetes Association (website states that diabetes affects nearly 30 million children and adults in the U.S., which is nearly 10% of the population. Another 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes or are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. SPACE index.php