COLUMBUS - Learning that you have diabetes can be overwhelming at first. There are many new things to learn and it can be difficult to know where to start. In an upcoming educational series at the Cherokee County K-State Research and Extension office called 'Dining with Diabetes', participants will learn how to plan healthy meals, identify recommended lab and blood glucose levels, and how to improve their overall health.

'Dining with Diabetes' is a four week series that includes presentations from certified diabetes educators, cooking demonstrations, sampling diabetes friendly recipes, and the support to make healthy changes.

Whether you have diabetes, are at risk, or just want to learn more about the disease you are welcome to get signed up! The class will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 17, 24, 31, and Feb. 7. The cost for the entire series is $25, and participants will enjoy diabetes friendly foods at each class. Call the office at 620-429-3849 to get signed up or for additional information.

Kansas State University is committed to making its services, activities and programs accessible to all participants. If you have special requirements due to a physical, vision, or hearing disability, contact Christina Holmes, Cherokee County Extension, 124 W Country Rd, Columbus, KS 66725, phone 620-429-3849 or email