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Diabetes Institute Resources

If you would like to be notified of diabetes related events, opportunities or research sponsored by the Diabetes Institute let us know! Send an email to with your name and address.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Diabetes Endocrine Care Center (DECC)
The Diabetes and Endocrine Care Center (DECC) houses the clinical arm of The Diabetes Institute.  The center is managed by University Medical Associates (UMA) in partnership with the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.
To learn more click here or call 740-566-4880 for an appointment.

National Diabetes Prevention Program
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program will help you learn ways to change your lifestyle and improve your health.  Participants meet in a group setting with a trained Lifestyle Coach to learn how to make modest lifestyle changes.
To learn more click here

National Diabetes Prevention Program Support Group
Graduates of the National Diabetes Prevention Program are invited to join a support group held on the third Thursday of each month at the Ohio University Human Resource building on West Union Street.  The informal meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. with voluntary weigh-ins, followed by success stories and challenges, recipe exchanges and a short presentation on a topic of general interest.
To learn more contact Karen Bailey at 740-566-4877.

Free Diabetes Self-Management Training
Would you like to take control of your diabetes so it does not control you?  FREE classes are offered to help diabetes patients manage their disease.
To learn more click here or call 740-566-4877.

Diabetes Support Group
A support group for patients, family and other support persons is held the first Tuesday of each month in the Athens Community Center, Room C, from 6pm-7pm.  Each meeting features different topics to help with the challenges of living with diabetes.
To learn more call Karen Bailey 740-566-4877

Clinical Studies
Clinical studies invite individuals, fitting specific criteria, to participate in research studies.  Click on the links below to view details about studies currently recruiting participants.
Metabolism Study
Step Study


Heritage College Resources

Clinical Trials
Clinical trials allow for researchers to make medical advances in Diabetes.  The studies cover prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease.  Our aim is to improve the quality of life for all of those living with diabetes.
To learn more click here

Free Diabetes Clinic
The Heritage Community Clinic offers a free Diabetes Clinic monthly to qualifying low-income, uninsured and under-insured adults 18-64. Free blood tests, foot exams, eye screenings and education are provided to the diabetic patients. Prescription vouchers and medication assistance is offered to qualifying patients through the free clinic and pharmaceutical company's. The patients also have access to a Diabetes Navigator to assist with their care.
To learn more click here

Healthy Adult Program
Routine screenings can help prevent serious health problems. The free Healthy Adult Program screenings include blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), total cholesterol and a total lipid profile (must fast 9-12 hours prior).
To learn more click here






Diabetes Awareness Month
Family Medicine Faculty Positions
Day Camp Survey
Diabetes Registry