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Take Charge of Diabetes During the Holidays Program

November is National Diabetes Month, and with 24 million Americans who have diabetes, this time of year can be more difficult to manage.

OSU Extension Coshocton County will be offering a special Take Charge of Your Diabetes During the Holidays program. Those with diabetes or pre-diabetes and their family members or caretakers are encouraged to attend and learn how to stay healthy during the holidays.

Preparing nutritious foods that taste good can be difficult at any time of the year.  It is no wonder that the holidays present special challenges for individuals with diabetes. Take Charge of Your Diabetes During the Holidays will provide you with tips for managing your diabetes during the holidays. You will learn how to prepare favorite holiday foods that are both nutritious and delicious. Cooking demonstrations and samples will be provided. 

Take Charge of Your Diabetes During the Holidays will be held on Thursday, November 3 from 6:00-7:30 PM at Frontier Power Community Room, 770 S. Second Street, Coshocton. The program is free, but registration is required by Friday, October 28.  Registration is limited to 30 participants. Register online at or call OSU Extension at 740-622-2265

Registration Full for Dining with Diabetes 2022 classes

Please call OSU Extension at 740-622-2265 to be placed on the waitlist.


Dining with Diabetes is a cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers.

In a series of four classes, cooking demonstrations will help you learn healthy techniques to use in your own kitchen. The program includes sampling healthy foods and discussion with a dietitian or certified diabetes educator, plus a follow-up reunion class held at a later date.


Anyone with concerns about diabetes or anyone interested in controlling blood sugar is encouraged to participate and to bring a family member, friend, caregiver, or other support person.

Next classes will be August 2, 9, 16, and 23. Please contact Emily Marrison at for more information. 

Cindy Hilbish teaches class     DWD class

Lessons are taught by registered dietitians. 

Physical activity at Dining with Diabetes class     

Physical activity is an important component of a healthy lifestyle.

Meal at DWD class      Participants from a Dining with Diabetes class

Each evening during Dining with Diabetes, participants eat a small meal and learn about recipes, reading labels, and cooking tips.



Join Ohio State University Extension educator Emily Marrison virtually from her home kitchen. Learn a new diabetes friendly recipe and get some helpful tips for managing diabetes well.

Recordings below include:

Zucchini, Carrots, and Basil


Berry Pineapple Fluff


Sweet and Spicy Stir-Fry
Peach and Berry Crisp


Being Active with Diabetes

Being Active with Diabetes

Please check out this free, self-paced, online course: Dining with Diabetes Beyond the Kitchen


Other diabetes resources:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention 

American Diabetes Association