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Patient Education Classes

Diabetes Self Management 

Would you like to take control of your diabetes so is does not control you? The Diabetes Institute offers "Diabetes & Me" Diabetes Self-Management Education classes to help diabetes patients manage their disease. These classes cover topics such as the disease process, health eating, exercise, medication management, monitoring blood glucose levels, preventing secondary complications and stress management. Classes are available in person and virtually.

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR DIABETES! Sign up for classes now or call for more information: 740.593.2027

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.

The program is a yearlong program focused on long-term lifestyle changes designed for people who have prediabetes or for those who are at risk for type 2 diabetes but do not already have diabetes.

For more information about the National Diabetes Prevention Program at Ohio University, contact Karen Bailey at 740.593.2027.

Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

Our Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist possesses comprehensive knowledge and experience in diabetes management, prediabetes and diabetes prevention. Diabetes is a complicated and challenging disease to manage. Our CDCES is also a registered dietitian and a certified insulin pump trainer and can provide medical nutrition therapy for a variety of conditions, including gestational diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, weight management, food allergies, heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney stones, etc., for adults and children.


Karen R. Bailey, MS, RD, LD, CDCES
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist