The Power of Food for Diabetes Prevention and Treatment
Diabetes is a major public health problem of epidemic proportions. Eleven percent of the U.S. adult population has diabetes (up from eight percent in 2007), and nearly one-third of those 65 and older have the disease. Uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to complications from head to toe, including stroke, loss of vision, heart disease, kidney failure, and various problems due to nerve damage and circulatory problems, such as erectile dysfunction or lower-extremity amputation. Research studies have demonstrated that a plant-based nutrition approach reduces the risk of diabetes and can greatly benefit those who have been diagnosed with the disease.
The goal of the Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative program is to empower people who have diabetes and those concerned about developing diabetes, along with their friends and family members with new information and skills. Each class offers a cooking demonstration, and provides samples of delicious, health-promoting dishes, along with a take-home packet of easy and affordable recipes.
This is a FREE class series. Participants must register to attend. Classes are held at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine office, 5100 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Suite 400, Washington, D.C., 20016
- Tuesday, March 7th, 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.: Lecture by Barnard Medical Center Physicians
- Tuesday, March 14th, 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.: Introduction to How Foods Fight Diabetes
- Tuesday, March 21st, 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.: The Power of Your Plate and Grocery Cart
- Tuesday, March 28th, 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.: Understanding Type 2 Diabetes
- Tuesday, April 4th, 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.: Designing a Diet for Maximum Weight Control