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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 100

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.

Fitness. Information. Transformation.

Achieving a healthy weight may seem impossible and after fad diets and no results are you ready to try something else?  Experts from Rush Copley Medical Group and the Healthplex have teamed up to create a healthy weight lifestyle program where, "YouFIT."  This program is different because it emphasizes the importance of combining physical activity and nutritional guidance along with tools and techniques to help remove barriers to success and help transform you.

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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.

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