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Diabetes Care

We offer easy access to expert care as well as nationally recognized diabetes education, support groups and nutrition programs for patients with diabetes and their family members. This complete care approach to diabetes helps you manage the condition more effectively so you can enjoy a happier, healthier life. Some of the advantages of choosing NCH include the following:

  • Our Diabetes Services are a recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate.
  • Our certified diabetes educators will guide you to develop and maintain the best possible daily approach to care.
  • You will be provided with a free glucose meter at your first appointment, if applicable.
  • Physician follow-up: We communicate with your physician after every visit so that your care is coordinated.
  • We offer convenient appointments Monday–Thursday.
Detection and Diagnosis

The ADA recommends that all adults who are overweight and age 45 be screened for diabetes. A doctor may also recommend screenings for adults who are younger than 45, overweight and have one or more risk factors, such as:

  • A family history of diabetes
  • African American, Hispanic or American Indian heritage
  • High blood pressure or hyperlipidemia—an excess of cholesterol or other fatty substances in the blood
  • A history of gestational diabetes or have given birth to a baby weighing more than nine pounds
Symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Frequent urination
  • Unusual thirst
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Irritability
Additional Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Frequent infections
  • Blurred vision
  • Cuts or bruises that are slow to heal
  • Tingling or numbness of the hands or feet
  • Recurring infections of the skin, gums or bladder
Treatments

Our expert staff of Certified Diabetes Educators will assist you in developing and maintaining the best possible approach to daily care, which could include:

  • Medical nutrition therapy and counseling
  • Insulin injections or pumps
  • Glucose monitoring
  • Lifestyle changes
Education and Classes
Medication Instruction

The proper use of oral medications, use of insulin pen devices and the drawing up and injecting of insulin is reviewed.

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Personalized counseling is conducted by a registered dietitian who works with you to establish an appropriate meal plan. Call 847‑618‑4475 (only available at the 605 location) for additional details or to make an appointment.

Outpatient Services for Women with Gestational Diabetes

Sometimes during pregnancy, gestational diabetes can occur. Proper diet and glucose monitoring are taught in order to protect the health of the mother and baby.

Free Diabetes Education and Support Group

This group is for people with diabetes and their significant others. It meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road, from 10:00 am–11:30 am.

Individual Outpatient Appointments

For appointments at 605 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights, call 847‑618‑4475.

Call 847‑725‑8401 for appointments at:

1051 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights
199 W. Rand Road, Mount Prospect
1450 Busch Parkway, Buffalo Grove
21481 N. Rand Road, Kildeer

For people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and those with impaired glucose tolerance or prediabetes, individual diabetes education appointments will be held in the outpatient office. Education is facilitated by Certified Diabetes Educators. A physician referral is required.

Free Diabetes and Prediabetes 101 Class

This class meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road, from 10:00 am–11:30 am or 5:00 pm–6:30 pm.

Diabetes Care Treatment Locations
NCH Diabetes Services
NCH Diabetes Services

605 W. Central Road

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

847-618-4475

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