About Diabetes Management and Education Programs and Support Services:
For people living with type 2 diabetes, there are a set of services and support programs to help them manage their disease. These includes ADCES- accredited and ADA-recognized Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support services (DSMES), the Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP), and DEEP™. The programs help participants control their diabetes and prevent complications.
The Cook County Collaboration to Advance Reach, Equity and Systems (CARES: Cook County) program will help expand access to diabetes prevention, diabetes management and family-focused healthy lifestyle programs in Cook County, IL priority communities. Program partners will help implement evidence-based programs tailored to meet the needs of their local communities.
CARES Cook County is led by the Illinois Public Health Institute with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Diabetes Support Programs available in Chicago and Cook County include:
Take Charge of Your Diabetes, a DSMP program of the Illinois Pathways to Health by AgeOptions.
This program helps people with type 2 diabetes take better control of their diabetes through weekly workshops that address nutrition and healthier eating, physical activity, medication management, and more.
DEEP™ is a diabetes self-management education (DSME) program that has been shown to be successful in helping participants take control of their diabetes and reduce the risk of complications. DEEP™ was developed for use in low-income, racial and ethnic minority populations.
Learn more about becoming a DEEP™ provider.
DSMES providers in Cook County include:
Advocate Aurora Medical Group, Park Ridge
Advocate Aurora South Suburban Hospital
Advocate Medical Group Outpatient Diabetes Center
Amita Health Saint Mary of Nazareth Hospital
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Ascension Saint Alexius
Ascension St. Alexius Women and Children’s Hospital
Ascension St. Francis Hospital
Children’s Hospital of University of Illinois-Pediatric Endocrinology
Cook County Health
Franciscan Health Endocrinology, Olympia Fields
Health Care Services Corporation
Humboldt Park Health
La Rabida Children’s Hospital
Loyola Medical Center
Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center
Northwestern Medical Group
Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital
Rush Oak Park Hospital
Rush University Medical Center
Saint Anthony Hospital
Suburban Endocrinology and Diabetes Center
Swedish Covenant Hospital
The University of Chicago Medical Center
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
VillageMD Primary Providers of Chicago