(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:
ïLow-sodium canned vegetables
ïShelf stable fruit cups with no added sugar
ïShelf stable low-fat dairy products such as dry milk
ïLow-sodium proteins like canned or dry beans, tuna, chicken, chili and beef stew
ïPeanut butter and unsalted nuts
ïNon-perishable whole grains
ïLow-sugar cereals like Cheerios and plain Chex
ïUnsweetened hot cereals
ïWhole grain crackers and brown rice
The American Diabetes Association (website diabetes.org) states that diabetes affects nearly 30 million children and adults in the U.S.