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The overall prevalence of diabetes in Illinois was 9.1% in 2015, but varied from 7% (3 counties) to 13% (34 counties). In 2017, the prevalence had risen to 11% in Illinois, with a state ranking of the 17th highest prevalence rates.

The University of Illinois Extension addresses this need through a number of face-to-face and online resources, such as this portal.

These resources are not meant to replace medical advice, and are a source of information only.

Jansen T, Aguayo L, Whitacre J, Bobitt J, Payne L, Schwingel A. Diabetes Disparities In Illinois. Prev Chronic Dis 2019;16:180154. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd16.180154.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Diabetes in the United States. Accessed at https://www.stateofobesity.org/diabetes/

Medical Perspective

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The progression of diabetes mellitus can lead to increased complications, morbidity, and mortality.

Food and Diabetes

Various vegetables. Carrots, cauliflower, bell pepper, tomatoes and potatoes Some vegetables have more fiber while others have more starch. It is important to know which veggies contain starch, because it is still a carbohydrate that will impact your blood sugar.  

Recipes and Menu

Crunchy Broccoli Slaw

Calories per Serving: 121