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November is American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month and a nutrition educator at the University of Illinois Extension is highlighting some of the resources available to those that suffer from this disease.


Caitlin Mellendorf says November is an opportunity to promote awareness around diabetes and those organizations that do a lot of research and care work for diabetes patients. She also notes the U of I Extension does a lot of with diabetes and pre-diabetes.



The Extension started an in-person campaign on nutrition with diabetes last year. Mellendorf explains they transitioned it to an online course that is free to anyone interested in learning more about their diagnosis and how to find healthy balances in your diet.



Statewide, a program about managing diabetes is wrapping up but Mellendorf indicates it will go online and be available for free after it wraps up in a few weeks. She explains in the weeks ahead they are talking about managing other risks associated with diabetes.



Visit extension.illinois.edu/manage diabetes for all these resources as they become available and plenty more nutrition information as well. 

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