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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

How can you 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!

Resources and Education for Athens Community Health (REACH)
A partnership between Ohio University faculty, student organizations, the Athens County Food Pantry and supported by Kroger. Students will promote health education at Kroger each month. For November the Ohio University Chapter of the College Diabetes Network will be providing diabetes prevention tips, education, and screenings.
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON
Kroger, East State St., Athens

Diabetes Coalition
Continuing education resource for diabetes educators.
Speakers: Nicholas Mezitis, MD; Jason Kendrick, BBS; Cheryl Howe, PhD
Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM

OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital Basement Classrooms
For more information or to register contact Jody Van Bibber at

Diabetes Free Clinic
Physicians and fellows, specializing in diabetes, offer free services to patients who qualify.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 2:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Appointment required
Heritage Community Clinic, Grosvenor Ground Floor
For more information call 1-800-844-2654

World Diabetes Day
Global diabetes communities unite to produce a powerful voice for diabetes awareness and advocacy.
For more information click HERE.
Monday, November 14, 2016 All Day

OhioHealth O'Bleness Diabetes Dinner
The DI was invited to host this monthly dinner held at OhioHealth O'bleness Hospital in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month. The dinner will be organized by DI members and served with a carb count exercise followed by a physical exercise led by Cheryl Howe, PhD and her students.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:00-8:00PM
OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital Willowview Cafe'

Diabetes Research Seminar
David M. Harlan, MD, Professor
Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Endocrinologist, UMass Memorial Medical Center
Director, Diabetes Center of Excellence
Chief, Division of Diabetes
Presents: “New tools to elucidate diabetes pathogenesis and to better deliver care”
Friday, November 18, 2016 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Ohio University, Grover Center W115

Diabetes Expo
Diabetes resource fair, open to the public. 
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
The Athens Community Center, 701 E. State Street, Athens, Ohio 45701

Bring Diabetes to Light 5K
The College Diabetes Network at Ohio University will host a 5k event.
Sunday, November 20, 2016, 10:00 AM
The Athens Recreation Center, 701 E. State Street, Athens, Ohio 45701
To register for this event click HERE.

Other ways to bring awareness to diabetes:

American Diabetes Association - Take the Diabetes Dance Dare - Click HERE for website

JDRF - Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes - Pickaway Elementary School Walk - Click HERE for more info

Diabetes Hands Foundation - Take the Big Blue Test - Click HERE to take the test

Why is diabetes awareness important?

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Get the facts:  2014 National Diabetes Statistic Report

Family Medicine Faculty Positions
Diabetes Registry