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 presented this week on Diabetes Series Live. A video of her presentation, Overcoming Disparities in Diabetes Management: Real-World Strategies that Work, is available Here. To download a PDF of the presentation Click Here.
Thank you to all who attended the 2nd Annual Diabetes Cook-Off!
In observance of National Diabetes Month, The Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes on the South Side of Chicago (aka the South Side Diabetes Project) hosted its 2nd Annual Diabetes Cook Off Contest at the Washburne Culinary Institute. The cook off was an opportunity for ordinary cooks to compete and share their best diabetes-friendly, healthy recipe and to demonstrate that healthy, diabetes-friendly food can be delicious, affordable, and enjoyed by the entire family. Recipes in four categories, side dish, entrée, dessert, and snack, were judged for a grand prize of $500 cash and many other great prizes!
Meet the Judges
President of University of Chicago Medical Center – Sharon O’Keefe
“This is a wonderful community event. The South Side Diabetes Project is an important part of our efforts to partner with community organizations to promote diabetes education and encourage healthy lifestyles.”
Sharon O’Keefe is the President of the University of Chicago Medical Center. A Chicago native, she began her health care career as a critical care nurse, and is a nationally recognized authority on hospital operations, health care quality, patient satisfaction and employee engagement.
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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.