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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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As you get older, you see differences in muscle mass. Just look at your parents and grandparents. Everyone loses muscle when they age. However, simple habits can help you keep some of your muscle. The scientific name for muscle loss is sarcopenia.

Food and Diabetes

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An important step in managing your diabetes is planning meals. This can be fun! Think about these tips as you think about your weekly shopping trip.  

Recipes and Menu

Crunchy Broccoli Slaw

Calories per Serving: 121