Diabetes


Illinois Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
East Side Health District offers a free, informational based program that will apprise participants of issues relevant to persons living with diabetes and services available to them. The focus of the diabetes prevention program is prevention, awareness, and support for those with diabetes or who are at risk of developing diabetes.

Program Goals:

To identify persons with diabetes and empower them with the dietary self-care skills needed to control their diabetes
To promote the goals and educational resources of the National Diabetes Education Program and the American Diabetes Association.
To provide informational, educational newsletters that include such topics as medication, foot/eye care, recipes and local resources.

If you or someone you know is living with diabetes, please call the health department at 618-874-4713 for additional information.

Want to Learn More About Diabetes?
Learn more about Diabetes
How diet affects your ability to manage your Diabetes – University of Illinois Extension
Interesting recipes for persons with diabetes – University of Illinois Extension
Your Guide to Diabetes 1 and 2 – This on-line guide will help you understand diabetes and help you prevent some of the serious problems that diabetes can cause.
What you need to know about eating and diabetes – Learn how eating affects your diabetes and how to make health food choices.
Diabetes Checklist
Illinois diabetes prevention and control program
Diabetes prevention: 5 tips for taking control
American Diabetes Association

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