POCATELLO — Nearly 1 out of 10 people in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes. To recognize and address the impact of this disease, a free four-part class series will be taking place in Pocatello on Tuesdays beginning Oct. 29 and running through Nov. 19.

Classes for the scheduled series are scheduled to be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Southeastern Idaho Public Health located at 1901 Alvin Ricken Drive. The class curriculum is designed for prediabetics, Type 2 Diabetics and their caregivers and for anyone looking to enhance their way of eating through the use of the Healthy Diabetes Plate method.

Class content will cover:

  • Signs and symptoms of diabetes.
  • The utilization of the Healthy Diabetes Plate to visualize portion and serving sizes.
  • Ways to plan balanced and nutritious meals.
  • Tips to eat out at a restaurant through the use of the Healthy Diabetes Plate.
  • An instructional supermarket tour highlighting friendly food choices.
  • Recipe observations and an opportunity to sample healthy recipes.

For more information or to enroll in the Healthy Diabetes Plate Class Series, please contact Traci Lambson at 478-6316 or visit www.siphidaho.org. Partnering agencies include Idaho State University, Indian Health Services and Southeastern Idaho Public Health.