Diabetes Institute Resources
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Free Diabetes Self-Management Education
Would you like to take control of your diabetes so it does not control you? FREE classes are offered to help diabetes patients manage their disease. Click the learn more link below for the fall class schedule and call 740.593.2027 to make an appointment for your FREE classes.
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 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.
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.
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).