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Diabetes Education Program

Diabetes Wellness and Learning

Whether you want to learn about diabetes prevention or you are learning to live with the disease, UI Health offers several Diabetes Education classes, in both English and Spanish, to help you manage diabetes and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Diabetes education classes cover everything from information on diabetes medical devices, personal data tracking, and the latest treatment options.

Pilsen Family Health Center Lower West

The UI Health Pilsen Family Health Center Lower West provides families and individuals of all ages with comprehensive healthcare, including immunizations, physical exams, prenatal care, and complex medical care. In addition, our Pilsen location offers informative weekly diabetes education classes in Spanish to assist the Latino Pilsen community learn about and manage diabetes.

For more information or to register for the classes, please call 312.842.2340 or click here.

Mile Square Health Center – Humboldt Park

Mile Square Health Center – Humboldt Park (MSHC) is fully equipped for those in the community with physical and mental health disabilities, and the care provided at MSHC Humboldt Park is directly connected to the entire UI Health system including the hospital, outpatient clinics, and specialty care. MSHC Humboldt Park also offers diabetes support groups, called Taking Out Diabetes. The support groups are offered in English and Spanish and meet every Tuesday from 11 am to 12:30 pm at the health center.

Come to the support groups to:

  • Learn ways to cook and eat healthier.
  • Learn how physical activities are beneficial.
  • Learn the benefits of sleeping healthier.
  • Learn how water and hydration affects sugar levels
  • Join us for social interaction and support.

For more information about the support groups, call 312.413.7425 or click here.