Preventing and Managing Diabetes

We work with prediabetic and diabetic patients on how to prevent diabetes through healthy eating and managing diabetes by teaching patients how to monitor sugar levels and increase physical activity.

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Diabetes Prevention at Erie

1 in 3 adults living in the United States has prediabetes, which signifies that the level of sugar in your blood is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. The majority of people with prediabetes don't know they that have it.

Diabetes Prevention Program

Erie offers a FREE program that is proven to prevent or delay Type 2 Diabetes. The program includes 1 year of sessions with a trained lifestyle coach to help you lose weight, eat healthier, be more physically active, and manage stress.

You must be over 18 years old to participate. Interested? Email

Patient Silvia de la Rosa before and after.
Patient Silvia de la Rosa before and after.

Our Support Groups

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Living with diabetes can be a long road, but it doesn’t have to be difficult – or scary. Learn more about diabetes by attending one of our groups, or watching and reading some of the information we have available for you.

Diabetes Month-by-Month

We meet the second Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. Register here!

Diabetes Mes por Mes

We meet the second Monday of every month at 5 p.m. Register here!

Contact the Health Promotion team at 312.432.2763 or to register for our support group. Our support groups are open to the wider community, and friends and family of Erie patients are also welcome!

Diabetes Month-by-Month Topics

March 2022 - Knowing Your Kidneys

April 2022- Meal Planning and Recipes

May 2022 - Nutrition Labels and Carb Counting

June 2022 - Physical Activity

July 2022 - Lifestyle and Habit Change

August 2022 - Grocery Shopping for Managing Diabetes

September 2022 - Sleep and Mental Health

October 2022 - Health Literacy and Making the Most of Doctor's Visits

November 2022 - National Diabetes Month - Preventative Care

December 2022 - Building a Support Network to Help You Manage Diabetes

Downloadable Handouts

Eat This, Not That!

Como Esto, No Aquello

Counting Carbs

Reading Food Labels

Hypo & Hyperglycemia

Diabetes Medications

Medicamientos para la diabetes

Diabetes Video Library

English Videos

Spanish Videos

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