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1 Cindy S. Oliveri Extension Specialist, Family and Consumer Sciences Ohio State University Extension Dining With Diabetes An Ohio State University Extension Signature Program EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

2 A Community Partnership ▪ Extension Educators ▪ Department of Health ▪ Registered Dieticians ▪ Certified Diabetes Educators ▪ Hospitals EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

3 Public Awareness Survey of 2,000 People with Diabetes (Fall 2001) Findings: –68% do not consider cardiovascular disease to be a complication of diabetes –50%+ don’t feel at risk for heart condition or stroke –60% don’t feel at risk for high blood pressure or cholesterol –Awareness lowest among elderly, minorities American Diabetes Association, 2006, www.diabetes.orgwww.diabetes.org EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

4 What Is Dining with Diabetes? Program Developed in Georgia and adapted by West Virginia Extension Service Series of Three Classes with follow-up Reunion Topics include: –Health Management –Menu Planning –Plate Method –Healthy Recipes –Guest Speakers EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

5 The Plate Method Remember Your Serving Sizes MilkFruit Meat Starches Vegetables

6 Food Labels Total Fat 6.5 gm 10% -- Saturated Fat 2.5 gm -- Trans Fat 1.0 gm Cholesterol 30.0 mg 10 %

7 Exercise An Important Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

8 Ohio Partnership Efforts Train the Trainer Workshops Federally Qualified Health Center Projects Site Visits Statewide Teams Annual Conferences EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

9 Washington County EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

10 Trumbull County Team EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

11 Brown County FCS Educator EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

12 Learning about the Plate Method EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

13 Participant Taste Testing EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

14 Ross County Program EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

15 Program Counties 62 counties trained More than 1900 participants annually

16 Program Impacts 2008 Program reached more than 1900 Ohio residents. Evaluations indicate the following changes: –knowledge gained –behavior changes – portion control, menu planning and label reading –lowered blood pressure and blood sugar levels –weight loss –support systems established EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

17 Participants’ Comments The availability of information surprised me! Extra hints were helpful. The information shared was very important. You take a complicated subject and make it very easy. I always learn something new every time I attend. EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

18 Additional Comments~~ “I started to water exercise since taking this class”. “I’ve increased my walking to 45 minutes”. “I have walked away with more knowledge and a few friends not to mention a better grip on the quality of my life”. Two participants had dilated eye exams and one a foot exam. “You have caused us to leave this class more informed and happy to have been a part of it”. EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

19 March 30, 2009 Cooking for a Healthy Lifestyle with the Diabetic Chef - Chris Smith, author of Cooking with the Diabetic Chef and The Diabetic Chef’s Year-Round Cookbook This live event features a cooking demonstration with professional but easy-to-implement cooking methods and techniques. Free Diabetes Health Fair 4:30 – 6:30 March 30, 2009 EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

20 Dining with Diabetes helps by teaching participants how to reduce sugar, salt and fat without giving up good taste! EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

21 Complications of diabetes may be delayed or even prevented by carefully controlling blood sugar. EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

22 What questions do you have? EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

23 Thank you ~ Cindy S. Oliveri Extension Specialist Family and Consumer Sciences Ohio State University Extension oliveri.1@osu.edu EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION


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