OSHR 1334 - Food for Life: Diabetes Prevention and Treatment

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Diabetes is a major public health problem of epidemic proportions. Research has demonstrated the value of a plant-based nutrition approach to reduce the risk of diabetes. Each class will offer a cooking demonstration, and provides samples of delicious, health-promoting dishes, along with a take-home packet of easy and affordable recipes.

Class topics will include: Introduction to How Foods Fight Diabetes, The Power of Your Plate and Grocery Cart, Understanding Type 2 Diabetes, Designing a Diet for Maximum Weight Control, Using the Glycemic Index, Keeping a Healthy Heart, and Diabetes Care from Head to Toe.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Sapna Von Reich

Sapna Von Reich is a certified Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) ‘Food for Life’ instructor. She holds a certification in plant- based nutrition from Cornell University, NY. She is a well-known plant-based food educator in Northern Colorado. She believes the food we eat can have a positive influence against many modern diseases like diabetes and cancer.