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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

Resting and recovery at home when you are sick

When we become ill, food does not seem appealing, which is ok! It is common that we skip meals or food completely on our sick days. Not eating changes our blood sugar levels. When blood sugar levels become too high, hyperglycemia can develop.

Food and Diabetes

Table Salt

Salt, also known as sodium is in so many foods! In the grocery aisles of the supermarket, almost every nutrition label will show some sodium.

Recipes and Menu

avocado and basil bruschetta

Calories per Serving: 193