To provide comprehensive diabetes education, medical care, research and public advocacy for the citizens of southeastern Ohio and West Virginia. Our goal is to reduce cost, premature death and personal suffering that often results from the long-term complications of diabetes mellitus.
Established by the Diabetes/Endocrine Center and affiliated faculty from Ohio University, 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 and their diabetes educators, dietitians, faculty from various schools and departments at Ohio University, 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.
The Next Diabetes Coalition Seminar:
OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital, 55 Hospital Drive, Athens Oh 45701, Classroom 8-10
9:30 – 10:00 am Registration / Welcome
10:00 - 11:00 am DOSES: Diabetes Outreach, Support, and Education for Students in College
Presented by: Elizabeth A. Beverly, PhD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, OU-HCOM
11:00 - 12:00 pm The Microbiome in Diabetes
Presented by: Nicholas H.E. Mezitis, M.D., Clinical Director UMA Diabetes Endocrine Care Center Associate Professor of Specialty Medicine, OUHCOM
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch (on your own) & Networking
1:00 - 2:00 pm The Future of Diabetes
Presented by: Babak Baradar-Bokaie, MD, CDE, UMA Diabetes Endocrine Care Center
2:00 - 2:15 pm Q&A / Program Evaluation / Adjournment
Recent Coalition Activity:
Regional Diabetes Coalition Seminar
“Inspire Study Outcomes”
Jay Shubrook, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP, Associate Professor, Family Medicine, HCOM
“The External Signs of Diabetes - It's More Than Skin Deep!”
Dawn Sammons, DO, FAOCD, Associate Clinical Professor, Specialty Medicine OU-HCOM
“Insulin Pumping and the t:slim Insulin Pump”
Sharon Fick, RD, CDE & PJ Gondringer, Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
"The Need to Distinguish Depression from Diabetes-Related Distress"
"Childhood Trauma: A Major Barrier to Diabetes Self-Care in Adulthood"
Diabetes Alert Dogs: Sniffing out Sugar
"Diabetes Mellitus: Pathophysiology Considerations and Management Strategies 2014"
"Affordable Care Act & The Marketplace: 10 Things Providers Need to Know"
"The Diabetic Patient: This Side of the Prescription"
"Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)"
Motivational Interviewing: A Technique to Motivate Patients Toward Change