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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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For persons with diabetes or pre-diabetes, physical activity is a fantastic lifestyle modification to improve diabetes management.

Food and Diabetes

Colorful plate filled with various fruits, legumes, and vegetables A plant-based diet is different than a vegan or vegetarian diet. It encourages filling your plate with colorful fruits, vegetables, legumes rather than choosing an animal-based product as the main component of the dish.

Recipes and Menu

Crunchy Broccoli Slaw

Calories per Serving: 121