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University of Illinois Extension serving Jo Daviess, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties

Main Office (Stephenson County)
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-4125
FAX: 815-232-9006
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Jo Daviess County)
204 Vine, PO Box 600
Elizabeth, IL 61028
Phone: 815-858-2273
FAX: 815-858-2274

SNAP Ed Office
650 North Main St
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 779-423-0982

Branch Office (Winnebago County)
1040 North Second Street
Rockford, IL 61107
Phone: 815-986-4357
FAX: 815-986-4329

News Release

I on Diabetes by University of Illinios Extension and Midwest Medical Center

The University of Illinois Extension and Midwest Medical Center are teaming up to offer a four-part program called, I on Diabetes, in Jo Daviess County. I on Diabetes program is a four part series, consisting of 3-hour sessions, designed for anyone interested in preventing or managing diabetes.

There are 3 main types of diabetes: Type 1 which results when the body loses its ability to produce insulin. Type 2 is a result of a combination of resistances to the action of insulin and insufficient insulin production. Gestational diabetes is a common complication of pregnancy and is also a risk factor for subsequent development of Type 2 diabetes after pregnancy. In the 2016 Midwest Medical Center Community Health Needs Assessment it was found that approximately 12% of Jo Daviess County adults had a form of diabetes.

This dynamic program provides information on understanding the fundamentals of diabetes, establishing healthy goals, and the importance of self-management. Participants gain an understanding of how meal planning plays a vital role in the management of diabetes and increased knowledge of how key nutrients such as carbohydrates, fat, sodium and cholesterol affects their diabetes management. In addition to learning about diabetes, participants receive tasty recipes, watch cooking demonstrations and receive delicious samples.

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

I on Diabetes, will meet on the following dates: Wednesday, October 25, Wednesday, November 1, Wednesday, November 8 and Tuesday, November 21 from 1:00-4:00 PM at the Midwest Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Galena, IL.

Pre-registration is required to attend the I on Diabetes program. To register, call the Jo Daviess County Extension office at 815.858.2273 or register online

The registration cost is $40 per person (includes four sessions) or $65 per couple (with one set of handouts).


Diane Reinhold

Nutrition and Wellness Educator

U of I Extension

(815) 235-4125

Source: Diane Reinhold, Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness,

Local Contact: Alex Burbach, Program Coordinator - Jo Daviess County,