Diabetes Institute Resources
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!
Diabetes Endocrine Care Center (DECC)
The Diabetes and Endocrine Care Center (DECC) houses the clinical arm of The Diabetes Institute. The center is managed by University Medical Associates (UMA) in partnership with the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Call 740-566-4880 for an appointment.
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.
National Diabetes Prevention Program Support Group
Graduates of the National Diabetes Prevention Program are invited to join a support group held on the third Thursday of each month at the Ohio University Human Resource building on West Union Street. The informal meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. with voluntary weigh-ins, followed by success stories and challenges, recipe exchanges and a short presentation on a topic of general interest.
To learn more contact Karen Bailey at 740-566-4877.
Free Diabetes Self-Management Training
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. Call 740-566-4877 or follow the link below to learn more.
Diabetes Support Group
A support group for patients, family and other support persons is held the first Tuesday of each month in the Athens Community Center, Room C, from 6pm-7pm. Each meeting features different topics to help with the challenges of living with diabetes.
To learn more call Karen Bailey 740-566-4877
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).