Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes on the South Side of Chicago
We aim to reduce widely documented disparities in diabetes, to increase awareness of diabetes issues, and to empower the South Side community to use its knowledge, partners and resources to combat this disease.
Dr. Monica Peek is hosting Doctors on Call, a Community Health Focus Hour, on WVON 1690AM!
The show will air on the third Saturday of each month through March, from 3PM – 4PM CT. Check out this recording of January’s show “A Peek on Diabetes.”
Be sure to tune into WVON 1690 AM Saturday March 15 at 3 PM for next month’s show, Eat Wise and Lose a Size. March is Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right!” Topics will include: Portion control, Food Labels, and Modifying Recipes.
How Text Messages Can Help Patients with Diabetes
Project Affiliate and Investigator Shantanu Nundy’s text messaging study was recently featured by Health Affairs. The study’s focus on connected healthcare through text messaging demonstrates an exciting opportunity for physicians to keep connected with patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes. The findings show that text messaging is a helpful tool for empowering patients in their diabetes self-management.
Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes on the South Side of Chicago is teaming up with Walgreens and Experimental Station to launch “Food Rx.” This initiative will help people with diabetes improve their eating habits by overcoming two major hurdles when shopping for food: access and affordability. For more information about our Food Rx program, click here.