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Diabetes Prevention Program

The Diabetes Institute offers the Prevent T2 program that is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This lifestyle change 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.

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Diabetes Self-Management

Would you like to take control of your diabetes so it 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, healthy eating, exercise, medication management, monitoring blood glucose levels, preventing secondary complications and stress management. Classes are available in person and virtually.

To learn more or to register, call Karen Bailey at 740.593.2027

Diabetes Support Group

Join us the first and third Tuesday of every month for a support group designed for those with diabetes or prediabetes or anyone who simply wants to know what they can do to improve their health. Each meeting features different topics to help you make the best choice for your health. Meetings are held at the Athens Community Center in Room C from 6-7 p.m. Please call ahead to reserve your spot.

To learn more or to register, call Karen Bailey at 740.593.2027

Resource Library

When managing diabetes, having access to as many resources as possible is key. In May 2017, stakeholders from around the region came together to develop a list of existing resources that can help people living with diabetes. Understanding that resources are in a constant state of change and growth, this list will be reviewed periodically and updated.

Resource Library (PDF)

Diabetes Community Partners

If you have diabetes and need extra support, we can help! The Diabetes Community Partners are a specially trained group of community members living with diabetes. We can provide support and encouragement and help you reach your diabetes management goals. Or, if you have diabetes and want to help others, you can also become a trained peer supporter.

Give us a call to learn more: Karie at 740.593.2908.

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Diabetes Registry

Our goal of building a diabetes registry is to better reach our community members with institute programming and opportunities. This database is for people who would like to be contacted for future diabetes-related events, programs and/or research studies. The registry is open to everyone and only takes a minute to join.

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OhioHealth Physician Group Heritage College Diabetes & Endocrinology

The OhioHealth Physician Group Heritage College Diabetes & Endocrinology clinic is a vibrant practice that combines excellence in clinical care, comprehensive interdisciplinary teaching and complete patient care serving the people of Appalachian Ohio and western West Virginia.

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Heritage College Resources

Clinical Studies

Clinical studies invite individuals fitting specific criteria to participate in research studies. The CTRU offers many opportunities for those living in Athens and surrounding areas to get involved in research happening in their own backyard.

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Free Diabetes Clinic

The Heritage Community Clinic offers a free Diabetes Clinic monthly to qualifying low-income, uninsured and underinsured adults aged 18-64. Free blood tests, foot exams, eye screenings and education are provided to patients with diabetes. Prescription vouchers and medication assistance is offered to qualifying patients through the free clinic and pharmaceutical companies. 

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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).

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