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Nov 14, 2022

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when blood glucose – or blood sugar – is too high. It affects about 37 million Americans. November is National Diabetes Month, a time for education and outreach for this costly disease. K-State Research and Extension has a health and wellness program to help participants learn strategies to lessen the risk of diabetes. Southeast Research-Extension Center family and consumer sciences specialist and state director for Dining With Diabetes, Christina Holmes, says the program consists of a series of four classes that includes learning, demonstrations, physical activity and tasting foods – which combine to empower individuals to better manage this disease.

Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.