Free Balanced Living with Diabetes Class Offered in Shenandoah County

August 31, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
VCE Office
600 N Main St #100
Woodstock, VA 22664
Rebecca L. Davis, M.A., M.S.
(540) 665-5699

Free Balanced Living with Diabetes Class Offered in Shenandoah County

Over half a million adults in Virginia are estimated to have diagnosed diabetes.  That’s 8.7% of the total state population.  Another 312,568 adults are estimated to have undiagnosed diabetes.  The combined total, more than 840,000, represents 13.8% of the adult population of Virginia.  In some rural areas of Virginia, as many as 1 in 5 adults have diabetes where diagnosed cases fall between 11-15%.  When undiagnosed cases are included, the prevalence of diabetes in these areas can be between 16-20% of the adult population.

If you are one of those individuals living with this disease, you can learn to prevent and control it by attending a free Balanced Living with Diabetes (BLD) class, which is being offered on four consecutive Thursdays beginning August 31 at the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Office in Woodstock from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  BLD is a lifestyle intervention program and a joint venture between VCE and Valley HealthHopsital.

The program targets people who are diabetic, pre-diabetic or are interested in learning how to prevent and control diabetes.  Eligible individuals may qualify to participate in a study to evaluate the impact of the program.  Participants will learn about diet, food preparation, exercise and diabetes management in four sessions with a three-month follow-up session.  Registration deadline is August 21.  Contact Rebecca Davis at or 540-665-5699 for more information.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to a participant in this activity, please contact the Virginia Cooperative Extension-Frederick County Office at 540-665-5699/TDD 800-828-1120 during business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to an event.

Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments.

Virginia Cooperative Extgension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic informationk, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.  An Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

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