Patient Resources

Diabetes Institute Resources

Resource Library

When managing diabetes, having access to as many resources as possible is key.  In May of 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, 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…Kristin 740-593-0037 or Karie 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 WV.

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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.

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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 a "Diabetes & Me" FREE Diabetes Self-Management Education  classes to help diabetes patients manage their disease. These classes offer critical topics in diabetes including the disease process, healthy eating, exercise, medication management, monitoring blood glucose levels, preventing secondary complications, and psychological management. 

Do you or someone you love have diabetes? Everyone with Diabetes Counts is a program that encourages small lifestyle changes while learning about your diabetes and the way it affects your health. Have fun with friends and family while learning how to manage diabetes through no-cost educational workshops. Enjoy the benefits of a healthier, more energetic lifestyle by signing up today!

To learn more or to register call Karen Bailey 740.593.2027

These programs are offered free of charge through the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation's Vision 2020: Leading the Transformation of Primary Care in Ohio Award and funding from the Buckeye Hills Regional Council.

Diabetes Support Group

Join us the first and third Tuesday of every month for a support group designed for those with diabetes, 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 6-7pm.  Please call ahead to reserve your spot.

To learn more or to register call Karen Bailey 740.593.2027

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 back yard.

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Heritage College Resources

Free Diabetes Clinic

The Heritage Community Clinic offers a free Diabetes Clinic monthly to qualifying low-income, uninsured and under-insured adults 18-64. Free blood tests, foot exams, eye screenings and education are provided to the diabetic patients. Prescription vouchers and medication assistance is offered to qualifying patients through the free clinic and pharmaceutical company's. The patients also have access to a Diabetes Navigator to assist with their care.

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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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