Dietitian advises diabetics Wednesday

NEW HARTFORD — Wednesday, people with diabetes, pre-diabetes and their family members are invited to grocery shop with a registered dietitian and learn more about their food choices.

The grocery store tour, hosted by Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare’s Central New York Diabetes Education Program (CNY Diabetes), will begin at 10 a.m. at Hannaford Supermarket, 4593 Commercial Drive. Registration is required by calling CNY Diabetes at 624-5620.

Those who attend will learn:

¿ where to locate total carbohydrate information on a food label

¿ the importance of choosing foods with fiber as part of your daily diet

¿ how to weigh fruits and vegetables

¿ the importance of monitoring the amount of food you eat to help meet blood glucose or weight goals

¿ how to keep a food diary.

Central New York Diabetes Education Program is a cooperative effort of Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center.