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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 August 10, 2016

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       The Diabetes Institute: Who we are, where we've been and where we are going
Darlene Berryman, PhD, RD, LD, Executive Director, Diabetes Institute, HCOM
11:00 - 11:45 am        Diabetes: Painting the picture in our region
                                Karie Cook, BSN, Director of Grants and Special Projects, Diabetes Institute, HCOM
11:45 - 12:15 pm        Discussions / Questions / Answers
Note: Contunuing education will not be provided for this meeting.                         

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

Next meeting:  November 9, 2016