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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Why is awareness about diabetes important?

  • Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes.
  • Another 79 million adults in the United States have prediabetes, a condition that increases their chances of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • If left undiagnosed or untreated, diabetes can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, stroke, amputation and even death.

Get the facts:  2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet

How to get involved?

The Diabetes Institute at Ohio University is committed to help raise awareness about diabetes.  Take a step to help raise awareness by joining us in the events planned for the month of November!

Diabetes Institute Awareness Events


All Month
Bring Diabetes to Light

Buildings in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Health Sciences and Professions, Edison Biotechnology Institute and The Diabetes Institute will be lit with blue candle light in honor of diabetes awareness.
Saturday, November 1st
Diabetes Awareness Month Kick-off Celebration

OhioHealth O'Bleness Parking Lot, 9:00am - 12:00pm
For more information on this event click HERE.
Monday, November 3rd
Monday Night Workout

Athens Community Center, WellWorks, Ping Recreation Center and Crossfit SEO,

For more information regarding the Monday Night Workouts click HERE.
Tuesday, November 4th
Diabetes Free Clinic

Heritage Community Clinic, Grosvenor Ground Floor, 2:30pm - 6:45pm

For more information on the Diabetes Free Clinic click HERE.
Wednesday, November 5th - Friday, November 7th
Baker Center Table

Baker Center, 1st Floor, 9:00am - 4:00pm

For more information click HERE.
Saturday, November 8th
Walk with a DOC
Athens City Pool, 8:30am
Physicians from the Diabetes Endocrine Center will be walking for the Diabetes Awareness Month
For more information on "Walk with a DOC" click HERE.
Community Health Screening - FREE, No Appointment Necessary
The Plains, Ohio/Athens County - The Plains United Methodist Church, 9:00am - 12:00pm
For more information regarding the FREE Community Health Screenings click HERE.
Monday, November 10th 
Monday Night Workout

Athens Community Center, WellWorks, Ping Recreation Center and Crossfit SEO, - Format Issue
For more information regarding the Monday Night Workouts click HERE.
Wednesday, November 12th - Friday, November 14th
Baker Center Table
Baker Center 1st Floor, 9:00am - 4:00pm - Format Issue
For more information click HERE.
Thursday, November 13th - Format Issue
Take a Step for Diabetes - DOSES 5K
6:30pm-7:30pm, Bike path outside of Peden Stadium.
Raise diabetes awareness by taking a walk and lighting up the bike path blue.

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Friday, November 14th 
World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is an official United Nations World Day. 
The blue circle is used to give diabetes a common identity. For more information on World Diabetes Day HERE.Wear Blue
Thursday, November 14th
United Blue Circle
4:30pm, Punchcard Park (aka Bicentennial Park)
Wear blue and join us in creating a giant blue circle for a group picture.
Take a Step for Diabetes
6:30pm-7:30pm, Bike path outside of Peden Stadium.
Raise diabetes awareness by taking a walk and lighting up the bike path blue.
Friday, November 15th
Community Health Screening- FREE, No Appointment Necessary
Wheelersburg, Ohio/Scioto County - Kroger parking lot - 9:30am - 12:30pm
For more information regarding the FREE Community Health Screenings click HERE.
November Research Seminar
Speaker:  Carla Miller, PhD, RD, Associate Professor, Biomedical Nutrition, Ohio State University
Title:  "What works in diabetes education? A Tale of Two Approaches"
For more information on the Diabetes Research Seminars click HERE.

Saturday, November 16th
Pumpkin Roll and Stroll

Athens Community Center, 10:00am
For more information on "Pumpkin Roll and Stroll" click HERE.
Monday, November 18th
Community Health Screening- FREE, No Appointment Necessary
Glouster, Ohio/Athens County - Glouster Community Action - 9:00am - 12:00pm
For more information regarding the FREE Community Health Screenings click HERE.
Wednesday, November 20th
Community Health Screening- FREE, No Appointment Necessary
Nelsonville, Ohio/Athens County - Kroger parking lot - 9:00am - 12:00pm
For more information regarding the FREE Community Health Screenings click HERE.

Thursday, November 21st
November Diabetes Symposium

Baker Center Theatre, 5:00pm-6:15pm
Speaker:  Jay Shubrook, DO
Title:  "A Bittersweet Story:  The Many Faces of Diabetes"
For more information on the Diabetes Symposium Series click HERE.