Upcoming Events

Diabetes Cooking School

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Register now for the Right Bite Diabetes Cooking School! Learn to prepare delicious meals and snacks to control or prevent diabetes and other diseases.

During six exciting lessons you will learn:

  • To choose healthier food at the store
  • Prepare recipes lower in fat, cholesterol, sugar and sodium
  • Control portions

Classes will be:
Wed. September 7, 14, 21, 28
Wed. October 5 & 12

Location: Elmore County Extension Office — 340 Queen Ann Road, Wetumpka, AL
Time: 10:30 a.m. Call: 334-567-6301 to pre-register. Registration fee is $10

Everyone with Diabetes Counts Initiative – FREE Classes


Under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS), atom Alliance will be offering free diabetes education classes in Alabama. You can receive eight hours of diabetes self-management training in your community. These classes are designed to:

  • Educate on how to best control blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels;
  • Empower you to establish relationships with your primary care provider;
  • Encourage better nutrition and regular exercise;
  • Encourage lifestyle changes that lead to the reduction in the number of diabetes complications ( heart disease, blindness, nerve damage, etc.) and limb amputations; and
  • Express the importance of developing support networks of family, friends, and existing community-based social services.

These six (6) classes present information in simple medical terms and concepts using props and pictures in a way that is conducive to better understanding and make learning fun. The classes are 60- 90 minutes long.

If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, we invite you to contact us for more information; or if you are an organization that wishes to become a community partner and provide a location for diabetes education.

For more information, please contact Regional Extension Agent Helen H Jones at (334) 201-6775 or herndhj@aces.edu