Type 2 Diabetes in Lake County

6%

of adults in
Lake County have diabetes

Diabetes is

the 6th leading

cause of death

An estimated

31,000 adults have
been diagnosed with diabetes

An estimated

73,000 adults have
been diagnosed with prediabetes

What is diabetes and why should I care?

Diabetes is a disease that affects how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). Too much sugar in your blood can lead to serious health problems like heart disease and stroke. Diabetes can damage your kidneys, nerves, feet and skin. It can also affect your vision.

 

Diabetes Prevention and Management Programs

You can learn to manage your type 2 diabetes or prevent it altogether. Attend a class and learn ways to live a healthier lifestyle. Whether you are a healthcare provider, have a loved one with type 2 diabetes, or you personally have diabetes, you can find a free class near you. See the list of classes below. Call 847-377-8562 for more information and to register.
 

  Read testimonials from Lake County residents like you.

Healthy habits, healthy you!

Midlakes Health Center, 224 W Clarendon Dr, Round Lake Beach, IL 60073

Begins March 2

Mondays

4:30-6:30 p.m.

FREE 10-week class! Losing weight, good nutrition, and exercise can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes. In this class you will learn to control your weight and prevent diabetes. Classes are open to all Lake County residents. Limited seats available. Sign up today! Call (847) 377-8562.

Diabetes empowerment Education Program (DEEP)

Nuestro Center, 501 Bank Ln, Highwood, IL 60040

Begins March 4

Wednesdays

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

DEEP is a successful program that provides tools to better manage the diabetes and reduce the risk of complications. In Spanish, these classes focus on individuals with diagnosis of prediabetes or diabetes. 10 sessions. For more information, please call Diana Gutierrez at (224 )538-7270 or Astrid Martinez at (847) 201-1521.

Diabetes self-management education and Support (DSMES) 

Midlakes Health Center, 224 W Clarendon Dr, Round Lake Beach, IL 60073

Begins April 2

Thursdays

5-7 p.m.

FREE 8-week class! Learn to live a healthy lifestyle and control your diabetes. Sign up today! Call (847) 377-8562.

Diabetes empowerment Education Program (DEEP)

Round Lake Area Public Library, 906 Hart Rd, Round Lake, IL 60073

Begins April 20

Mondays

6-8 p.m.

DEEP is a successful program that provides tools to better manage the diabetes and reduce the risk of complications. In Spanish, these classes focus on individuals with diagnosis of prediabetes or diabetes. 10 sessions. For more information, please call Diana Gutierrez at (224 )538-7270 or Astrid Martinez at (847) 201-1521.

Diabetes self-management education and Support (DSMES)  

North Chicago Health Center, 2215 14th St, North Chicago, IL 60064

Begins June 4

Thursdays

5-7 p.m.

FREE 8-week class! Learn to live a healthy lifestyle and control your diabetes. Sign up today! Call (847) 377-8562.

Diabetes self-management education and Support (DSMES) 

North Shore Health Center, 1840 Green Bay Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035

Begins July 7

Tuesdays

5-7 p.m.

FREE 8-week class! Learn to live a healthy lifestyle and control your diabetes. Sign up today! Call (847) 377-8562.

Diabetes self-management education and Support (DSMES) 

Midlakes Health Center, 224 W Clarendon Dr, Round Lake Beach, IL 60073

Begins August 8

Saturdays

9-11 a.m.

FREE 8-week class! Learn to live a healthy lifestyle and control your diabetes. Sign up today! Call (847) 377-8562.

Healthy habits, healthy you!

Belvidere Medical Building, 2400 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

Begins August  11

Tuesdays

5-7 p.m.

FREE 10-week class! Losing weight, good nutrition, and exercise can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes. In this class you will learn to control your weight and prevent diabetes. Classes are open to all Lake County residents. Limited seats available. Sign up today! Call (847) 377-8562.

Diabetes self-management education and Support (DSMES) 

Belvidere Medical Building, 2400 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

Begins October 1

Thursdays

5-7 p.m.

FREE 8-week class! Learn to live a healthy lifestyle and control your diabetes. Sign up today! Call (847) 377-8562.

 

Client Testimonials

"¡Me pareció que este programa fue muy útil, me ha enseñado cómo cambiar mi estilo de vida para una mejor salud!"

“I found this program to be so helpful. It has taught me how to change my lifestyle for better health!"

"Now I can control my glucose simply and without much effort.”

“Ahora puedo controlar mi glucosa de forma simple y sin tanto efuerzo.

What is Prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Approximately 84 million American adults—more than 1 out of 3—have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, 90% don’t know they have it. Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

How do I know if I have diabetes?

 

Type 2 diabetes symptoms often develop over several years and can go on for a long time without being noticed. Sometimes there aren’t any noticeable symptoms at all. Type 2 diabetes usually starts when you’re an adult, though more children, teens, and young adults are developing it. Because symptoms are hard to spot, it’s important to know the risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Take the risk test below and show your results to your healthcare provider.

What are the risk factors for diabetes?

You’re at risk for developing type 2 diabetes if you:

  • Have prediabetes

  • Are overweight

  • Are 45 years or older

  • Have a parent, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes

  • Are physically active less than 3 times a week

  • Have ever had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or given birth to a baby who weighed more than 9 pounds

  • Are African American, Hispanic/Latino American, American Indian, or Alaska Native (some Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans are also at higher risk)

You can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes with simple, proven lifestyle changes such as losing weight if you’re overweight, eating healthier, and getting regular physical activity. Take the prediabetes risk test to see if you are at risk.

How Healthcare Providers can help

 

 

 

 


 

Refer your patients and families who have been diagnosed with diabetes and prediabetes. There are many programs to choose from, with most classes led by CDE, Nurses, Dietitians or Community Health Workers. To remove barriers of language, cost, and distance, many class options are available to accommodate your patients' needs. Use the interactive map and list above to find a program in Lake County.

 

National Diabetes Prevention Program
 

According to The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) study, diabetes prevention programs may help reduce risk for type 2 diabetes by 58%Talking to your patients about participating in this program will help them learn ways to prevent diabetes. These programs are proven to assist patients to make simple lifestyle changes for better health outcomes.  Check Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program for a diabetes prevention program near you. To see if your patients are eligible for a CDC-recognized program, visit the Program Eligibility page.

Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs

If your patient has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, refer them to a diabetes self-management program. Programs may offer individual counseling and/or group sessions. Some of the evidence-based program curriculum offered in Lake County include: DEEP, through the University of Illinois at Chicago, and DSMP, which is the Stanford Model. 
 

ABOUT US

Live Well Lake County aims to improve type 2 diabetes prevention and self-management for Lake County’s high risk populations and their families. We do this by addressing policies, systems, and environments through partnering, educating, and empowering families while being culturally sensitive, so that we can help reduce the onset and/or manage diabetes in Lake County.

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