Affiliated with the Diabetes Institute are several educational and training programs as described below:
The Diabetes Certificate Program offers a unique, interdisciplinary opportunity for undergraduate students to become more familiar with diabetes and its management. Highlights of the certificate include a series of three courses as well as a choice of interdisciplinary electives and a unique opportunity for service learning as well as clinical and/or research experience.
Established by the Diabetes/Endocrine Center and affiliated faculty from OU, the coalition is a training and continuing education resource for diabetes educators in the region. The coalition includes eleven regional ADA-recognized diabetes education programs, their diabetes educators, dietitians, faculty from various schools and departments at OU, regional school health nurses and public health officials and advocates. Many members of the coalition, including Diabetes Center affiliated staff and faculty, participate in the Ohio Diabetes Alliance, a component of the state-wide Ohio Department of Health's Diabetes Prevention and Control Program.
Our mission is to provide comprehensive diabetes education, medical care, research and public advocacy for the citizens of southeastern Ohio/WV. Our goal is to reduce cost, premature death and personal suffering that often results from the long-term complications of diabetes mellitus.
The diabetes coalition meets quarterly to plan activities and provide education credits to its members with the goal of enhancing knowledge of diabetes education, research and best practices.
The Diabetes Fellowship Program is a vibrant one year program designed to prepare primary care physicians in diabetes management through extensive clinical training and research. This program is one of the few known programs nationally focusing on training primary care physicians in clinical diabetes care and research, and it is the only Diabetes Fellowship program at an osteopathic medical school.