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Diabetes Coalition

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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.

Our Mission: 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.

History: 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:


Wednesday September 16, 2015

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     Standards of Care in Diabetes
                                 Presented by: Amber Healy, D.O., Assistant Professor, Specialty Medicine, OU-HCOM
                                 Director, Diabetes Fellowship Program, The Diabetes Institute

11:00 - 12:00 pm     The Microbiome in Diabetes, Part II
                                  Presented by: Nicholas H.E. Mezitis, M.D., Associate Professor of Specialty Medicine, OUHCOM
                                  Clinical Director 
UMA Diabetes Endocrine Care Center                                                

12:00 - 1:00 pm       Lunch (on your own) & Networking

1:00 - 2:15 pm         Live Healthy Kids: Promoting Healthy Eating for Children
                                  Presented by: Cara Haughey, Director of Children's Programming, Live Healthy Appalachia

2:15 - 2:30 pm         Q&A / Program Evaluation / Adjournment


Registration is required, if you would like to attend this event please contact Jody Van Bibber, 740-593-2903 or