Skip to Content

Diabetes

Diabetes is a complex and increasingly common condition. With early diagnosis and treatment, you can prevent or minimize complications. If not properly managed, however, it can have debilitating effects on your body, including your heart. Although there is no cure for the disease, there are many options for treating it, including new oral medications, injectable medications and continuous glucose monitoring. People with diabetes can live healthy, active lives through education, nutrition guidance and self-management.

Diabetes Education Center

At the Rush-Copley Diabetes Education Center, a highly trained healthcare team teaches patients how to cope and live with diabetes. Patients learn how to stay healthy and prevent complications by practicing better self-management. 

The Diabetes Education Center is recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Program (ERP) as a provider of high-quality education services, meeting the standards set forth by the most experienced certifying body for Diabetes Self Management Training.  The program offers outpatient services for children and adults with Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes.

Rush-Copley Diabetes Center

2088 Ogden Avenue, Suite 101
Aurora
630-898-3649

Free Blood Glucose Screening

Free blood sugar screenings are available from 8 to 10 a.m. every Thursday on a first come, first served basis at the Diabetes Center.

Diabetes Center

Individualized Care Plan

The treatment program is an individualized care plan that includes diet, exercise and/or medication, and teaches patients how to administer insulin, use an insulin pump and read a glucometer. Comprehensive diabetes education consists of:

  • Assessment
  • Developing and implementing a plan of care specific to the standards set by the American Diabetes Association
  • Goal setting
  • Evaluation
  • Nutrition Counseling

A referral from your physician is required to enter the program.  Referrals must be faxed to 630-898-3672 before an appointment can be scheduled. Most insurance plans, including Medicare, provide coverage for diabetes education.  To schedule an appointment, call 630-898-3649.

Diabetes 101

Diabetes 101 offers two informative sessions on diabetes packed with the latest information reviewed and approved by Rush-Copley Medical Group's Medical Advisor and endocrinologist. Whether you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes, or suspect pre-diabetes, you can benefit from learning more! Register for one or both classes. Attend both and receive a FREE 30-day Healthplex Pass!

Pre-diabetes

Author: Dr. Padmalatha Berikai

Pre-diabetes is a condition in which your blood glucose (blood sugar) levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Prediabetes can progress to diabetes.

Continue reading