Diabetes Prevention & Control

 

 

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TYPE 2 DIABETES PREVENTION

 

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a serious disease in which blood sugar levels are too high. Everybody needs some sugar in their blood for their body cells to work like they should but too much blood sugar can cause damage to the heart, blood vessels, kidneys and eyes. This damage can result in heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure and the need for dialysis, blindness, amputation of feet, and other serious problems. People with high blood sugars do not feel sick until they have been diabetic for a long while and damage has already occurred.

 

“Am I at risk of diabetes?”

 

 

Diabetes Prevention Information & Risk Factors

Family Health History & Diabetes - 4 Questions You Should Ask

 

 

Diabetes Help Resources

                      

National Diabetes Education Program

                      

 

  1. http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lmw/

  2. http://urbanext.illinois.edu/diabetes2/

  3. www.osfsaintjames.org

  4. www.ChooseMyPlate.gov

  5. www.YourDiabetesInfo.org

  6. www.niddk.nih.gov

  7. www.kidshealth.org

  8. Take Care of Your Feet for a Lifetime - A Guide for People With Diabetes

This PSA discusses type 2 diabetes and the fact that it's a serious health risk in America.Blood Sugar & Fears PSA (:30) This PSA discusses type 2 diabetes and the fact that it's a serious health risk in America. Created: 6/17/2010 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Diabetes Help Resources

 

Livingston County Health Department- (815) 844-7174

310 E. Torrance Avenue, Pontiac.  www.lchd.us

Wellness Clinics including blood glucose testing, lipid profile, triglycerides, liver and kidney function tests; blood pressure, height and weight check; Flu and pneumonia shots, assistance locating other health resources.

 

Livingston Family Care Center (815) 842-1441

305 W. Madison St., Pontiac

Provides free or low-cost medical care for those without insurance or Medicaid. Works with OSF Saint James Diabetes Program and the Livingston County Health Department.

 

American Diabetes Association 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383)

www.diabetes.org

 

Illinois Tobacco Quitline 1-866-QUIT-YES (1-866-784-8937)

This toll-free service has certified smoking cessation counselors who can give you information about quitting smoking and help you design a quitting plan. Smokers may receive up to 8 weeks of free nicotine patches by calling the Quitline.

 

National Diabetes Education Program

www.ndep.nih.gov