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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

University of Illinois Extension to Offer Diabetes Management Classes in April

Almost 3,000 people in Montgomery County are living with Diabetes, and current projections show 1 in 3 Americans will have Diabetes by 2050. If you have diabetes, selecting and preparing foods that are low in sugar, fat and sodium can be a real challenge. To help meet this challenge the University of Illinois Extension will offer a program called I on Diabetes.


I on Diabetes is a series of four 2 hour sessions designed for anyone interested in preventing or managing diabetes. The program provides information on treatment goals and self-monitoring, managing carbohydrates, sodium, cholesterol and fat portions, planning meals, reading food labels, and using artificial sweeteners, low-fat products, and herbs and spices.  In each session, participants receive recipes, watch cooking demonstrations, and taste foods to meet their dietary needs.


The goal of I on Diabetes is to help you improve your diabetes care and overall wellbeing.  The program is meant to compliment the recommendations of your health care provider and to help you and/or your loved one manage diabetes. 


I on Diabetes will meet on the following dates

Wednesday, April 11th

Thursday, April 12th

Wednesday, April 18th

Thursday, April 19th


Each class will run from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Montgomery County Extension Office in Hillsboro, IL .  There is a $20.00 fee which will cover all four sessions.  This fee is for the purchase of food and supplies.  No products will be sold at the classes.  Space is limited, so enroll now. Call 217-532-3941 or register online at


University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo. Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.



Local Contact: Lisa Peterson, Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness,