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New Diabetes Treatment Program Improves Health of Diabetes Patients and Their Families
Date:7/8/2010

A unique healthcare partnership of NorthShore University HealthSystem and the Lake County Health Department targets underserved communities in North Chicago that are in need of diabetes treatment. The initiative will give assistance and education to several hundred people who cannot afford treatment.

Evanston, IL (PRWeb) July 7, 2010 -- NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) and the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center (LCHD/CHC) have developed a comprehensive diabetes treatment and education program for those who suffer from the disease and cannot afford to pay for healthcare.

Diabetes is one of our nation’s fastest growing health threats, affecting the lives of 23 million children and adults. If unmanaged, this deadly disease can lead to heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and amputations. In Lake County, Illinois, more than seven percent of the adult population are confirmed diabetics.

To address this rising epidemic, NorthShore and LCHD/CHC developed Be Well-Lake County, a transformational, coordinated, diabetes treatment program that is designed to address this chronic health problem in low income communities.

“In the current economic climate, it became clear that now more than ever we need to take aggressive action to help assist diabetic patients and their families in our area with access to quality healthcare,” said Mark R. Neaman, President and CEO, NorthShore University HealthSystem. “We are very pleas
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