Learn strategies and tips to prevent and manage diabetes with our 5 week class!
Do you have diabetes or prediabetes? Are you caring for a family member with diabetes? Does diabetes run in your family’s health history?
Join us at the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center for a 5-week educational course and learn about strategies to prevent and manage diabetes.
Week 1: Introduction - Thursday, July 7th, 5:30pm
Defining diabetes, development of diabetes, impacts on life/health
Week 2: Self-Management - Thursday, July 14th, 5:30pm
Testing blood sugar and target goals, managing activity and nutrition, medications and compliance, skin care
Week 3: Physical Activity - Thursday, July 21th, 5:30pm
Defining physical activity and recommendations, impacts of physical activity on diabetes, exercise demonstrations and participation
Week 4: Nutrition - Thursday, July 28th, 5:30pm
Nutrients that impact diabetes, balancing meals/snacks and portioning, tracking intake
Week 5: Cooking with Diabetes - Thursday, August 4th, 5:30pm
Tips/tricks, food exchanges, snack choices, food samples
Cost and Location
Cost: $60 for all five courses
Location: Broyhill Wellness Center
232 Boone Heights Dr.
Boone, NC 28607
How Do I Sign-Up
Call to schedule at 828.266.1060. Payment can be submitted at the Wellness Center front desk or over the phone. Deadline for sign-up and payment is 7/1/2022.
About Your Instructor
Matthew Wilhelm, RD, LDN
Clinical Registered Dietitian
My name is Matthew Wilhelm and I am the Registered Dietitian at the Wellness Center. I am a graduate of Appalachian State University where I was awarded degrees in Health Promotion and Nutrition and Foods with a concentration in dietetics. I furthered my education and experience through the Dietetic Internship at UNC-Greensboro. My career focus has been primarily in weight management and diabetes management but, I enjoy all areas of nutrition. I believe nutrition plays a major role in every aspect of health and I hope to improve health outcomes in the High Country region. My favorite fruit is cantaloupe and my favorite vegetable is broccoli. My enjoyments in life are spending time with my family, hiking, traveling, golfing, and fly-fishing.
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