Sign-Ups Open for “Dining with Diabetes”

Sign-Ups Open for “Dining with Diabetes”

The University of Wyoming Extension Office is teaming up again with Sheridan and Buffalo hospitals to offer “Dining with Diabetes in Wyoming” -- a health, fitness and cooking class.

Nutrition Educator Kentz Willis leads the course.

Patty Usher, a registered dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator with Sheridan Memorial Hospital leads the diabetes education part of the class in Sheridan. Usher says that the class isn't just for newcomers; they have repeat customers and new topics and discussions take place each year.

The class is for those with diabetes and pre-diabetes, but isn't limited to those groups. It's geared to Wyoming, as Willis mentioned, with dishes specific to the area.

Each session includes five 2-hour classes, and costs $25 for individuals and $30 for couples. Scholarships are available through the UW Extension Office. Sessions begin January 19th in Buffalo at the Buffalo Senior Center and February 7th at the Sheridan Senior Center.

Its recommended that you sign up early, because classes fill up fast. Call Nutrition Extension Educator Kentz Willis at the UW Extension Office at 674-2980, or email him at

Class 1: Understanding Medical Assessments
Class 2: Carbohydrates and Sweeteners
Class 3: Fats and Sodium
Class 4; Vitamins, Minerals and Fiber
Class 5: 3-Month Follow-up

Sheridan dates: Feb 7, 14, 21, and 28 - 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Buffalo dates: January 19, 26, Feb. 2 and 9 - 4:30 to 6:30 pm

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