Patient Education Classes

Free Diabetes Self Management Training (DSMT)

The Diabetes Self Management Training is a series of free classes "Diabetes and Me" to teach individuals with diabetes how to manage the disease and take back control of their life. The classes cover critical topics in diabetes including the disease process, healthy eating and exercise, medication management, monitoring blood glucose levels, preventing secondary complications, and psychological management.

  • DSMT Class A:  What do I do now?
    • Intro To DM, Monitoring, Goal Setting/Problem Solving
  • DSMT Class B:  What can I eat?
    • Healthy Eating, Being Active
  • DSMT Class C:  How can I take control?
    • Taking Meds., Healthy Coping, Reducing Risk

To sign up for classes call 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 year-long 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 Educator

Our Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) possesses comprehensive knowledge and experience in diabetes management, prediabetes, and diabetes prevention. Diabetes is a complicated and challenging disease to manage. Our CDE 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.
  BAILEY_KAREN      Karen R. Bailey, MS, RD, LD, CDE                                                    
      Certified Diabetes Educator