Diabetes

One in every three people born today will develop diabetes during their lifetime. In Illinois, 500,000 people are diagnosed every year. Although it is a lifelong, incurable disease, careful management can slow its progression.

Learning more about diabetes and following your care plan can greatly reduce your chance of developing complications. Complications can include:

  • Eye problems that can lead to blindness
  • Nerve damage, which can lead to infections and/or amputations
  • Kidney damage, which can lead to kidney failure and dialysis
  • High blood pressure, which can contribute to heart attack and strokes
  • Stroke and heart disease (two out of three people with diabetes may die of heart disease or stroke)
  • Skin complications and increased risk of infections
  • Ketoacidosis, which are high levels of ketones that can poison the body
  • Pregnancy issues (increased monitoring is necessary to prevent complications

 

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Diabetes Education and Support

Learning more about diabetes helps you manage it

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New to Diabetes

You've been diagnosed with diabetes. What should you do now?

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Resources and Helpful Links

Online resources to help you manage your diabetes

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Locations

Mercyhealth Crystal Lake East

390 Congress Pkwy., Ste. M
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone: (815) 455-0850

Mercyhealth Diabetes Center–Harvard

348 S. Division St.
Harvard, IL 60033

Phone: (866) 520-6332

Mercyhealth Diabetes Center–Mall

1010 N. Washington St.
Janesville, WI 53548

Phone: (608) 741-2459
Toll-Free (866) 520-6332

Mercyhealth Diabetes Center–McHenry

3922 Mercy Dr.
McHenry, IL 60050

Phone: (866) 520-6332

Mercyhealth Diabetes Center–Walworth

Hwys. 50 and 67, N2950 State Road 67
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Phone: (866) 520-6332

Mercyhealth Diabetes Center–Woodstock

2000 Lake Ave.
Woodstock, IL 60098

Phone: (866) 520-6332

Mercyhealth McHenry

3922 Mercy Dr.
McHenry, IL 60050

Phone: (815) 344-4499

Mercyhealth Rockton Avenue, Building 1

2300 N. Rockton Ave.
Rockford, IL 61103

Phone: (815) 971-2000

Videos

VIDEO: ABC’s To Managing Your Diabetes

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