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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!

High School Participation
Area high schools joined the Diabetes Institute in promoting awareness by decorating a high traffic area of their school such as an entry way, display case, or cafeteria wall with supplies given to them by the institute.  Click here to view the results of their participation!

Blue Circle Challenge
Website Circle

                                                                                                         Photo Credit: Katelyn Vancouver BS '17

Clubs and organizations inside and outside of Ohio University are encouraged to take the Blue Circle Challenge! Be creative and create a human blue circle, take a picture and submit it to To view submitted photos click here.
By submitting your photo, you are consenting and authorizing the use of photographs for promotion on our website and social media forums.

Diabetes Coalition
Continuing education resource for diabetes educators.
Wednesday, November 4, 2014, 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
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 10, 2014 2:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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.
Saturday, November 14, 2015 All Day

Walk with a Doc
National walking program to help individuals learn from physicians for a healthier lifestyle.
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 8:30 AM
The Athens Community Center, 701 E. State Street, Athens, Ohio 45701
Click here for more information about Walk with a Doc.

Diabetes Expo
Diabetes resource fair, open to the public.
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
The Athens Community Center, 701 E. State Street, Athens, Ohio 45701
Click here to see the promotional flyer.

5K - Ohio University College Diabetes Network Chapter
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 11:00 AM
The Athens Community Center, 701 E. State Street, Athens, Ohio 45701
Click here for more information and to register.

MCB Retreat and Banquet 2015
A day of scientific talks for Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) students, faculty, alumni and friends.
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 12:00 PM
Ohio University Nelson Commons
Keynote Speaker: Darrell Neufer, PhD, Director, East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute
Click here for more information.

Diabetes Research Seminar
This month's guest is Katie Weinger, EdD, FAADE, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School
Friday, November 20, 2015 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Grover Center E205.
Dr. Weinger's visit is supported by the Endocrine Society's Visiting Professor Program, supported by Eisai Inc.
Click here to see the program flyer.

Why is diabetes awareness important?

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Get the facts:  2014 National Diabetes Statistic Report