Diabetes is a pressing health concern across the country and in an effort to help fight off diabetes the University of Illinois Extension is offering a program to help those with or who are affected by the disease.
In Illinois, around 8-9% of people are diagnosed with diabetes, with people in DeWitt and Piatt Counties having people above the state average who are diagnosed with diabetes. The I on Diabetes program is being offered to help and learn more about the disease according to Nutrition and Wellness Educator Caitlin Mellendorf.
Mellendorf says this is an initiative being driven throughout the state.
The I on Diabetes program will be offered in both DeWitt and Piatt counties starting in August. More information on the program can be found at web.extension.illinois.edu/dmp.