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Diabetes Doesn’t Mean Giving Up Dessert: Try Diabetes-Friendly Sweets at March 8 Taste-In

by UPMC Susquehanna

A diabetes diagnosis doesn’t have to mean giving up dessert. Learn how to cook healthy family recipes, better manage your diabetes, and sample delicious, diabetes-friendly desserts at the 15th annual “Diabetes Taste-In” March 8 from 5-8 pm at Williamsport Regional Medical Center’s Education & Conference Center. Arrive at 5 pm to receive a free raffle ticket for prize drawings.

Chef Michael Davis will teach attendees tasty, new dishes using sugar substitutes, providing copies of the recipes and different desserts to taste. A registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator from UPMC Susquehanna’s Diabetes & Nutrition Care Center will also be on hand to answer questions about the condition, wellness and nutrition.

From 5-6 pm, area vendors will be available to showcase the latest diabetes technology, including blood glucose meters, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors. Staff from the Williamsport Branch YMCA and UPMC Susquehanna’s Wound Center & Endocrinology will be available to demonstrate the right way to use the new equipment and answer questions about diabetes management.

“This is a terrific opportunity to not only sample delightful, healthy recipes and learn how to make them at home, but also to see what’s new in diabetes management,” says Tammy Palumbo, UPMC Susquehanna’s Diabetes Program Coordinator. “Finding the right fit for treatment is important, and we’re here to educate the community about all the ways we can manage this condition. Many people don’t realize insulin pumps are not just for people with type 1 diabetes. People with type 2 diabetes who take insulin may also benefit from insulin pump therapy as it reduces the number and frequency of insulin shots to one every three days instead of four to five per day.”

Registration is required. Registration closes Friday, March 3. To register for this free event, call 1-877-883-4791.