Diabetes Institute

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Walking Challenge 2017


Join the Diabetes Institute in this fun walking challenge.  Track your steps through the month of November and help Rufus travel the globe for diabetes awareness!  Click the Challenge button below for more information.


Raising Awareness

The Diabetes Institute is committed to the cause and has incorporated outreach events in with our full list of Diabetes Awareness initiatives to meet the needs identified in our recent diabetes needs assessment.  Click the Awareness button below for a full list of events the DI has lined up for Diabetes Awareness Month.


About Us

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Who We Are:  A collaborative group of research scientists, clinicians, educators, health administrators and students with a common interest in diabetes.

Our Mission:  To improve the quality of life for those affected by diabetes and related diseases through innovative basic and translational research, progressive clinical care, education and community outreach.

Our Vision:  A Diabetes-Free Society

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Our Scope

The unique four arm structure of the Diabetes Institute is organized to ensure maximization of resources, bench to bedside collaboration and initiative development. The four divisions - Basic and Applied Research, Academic and Professional Training, Clinical Care and Community Outreach, work in partnership creating an ideal environment to meet the mission of the Institute.



October 18, 2017
Kevin Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the Heritage College, has received a Junior Faculty Development award from ADA to fund his research project, “Differential Effects of Obesity and Inflammatory Cytokines on White Adipocyte Subpopulations.” Read More
May 23, 2017
Programs that offer in-school diabetes management help like that of the Heritage College’s Diabetes School Navigator seem to be fairly rare. An official with the American Diabetes Association local office in Bridgewater, N.J., said the organization there is working on starting a comparable school-based program with AmeriCorps to serve three New Jersey counties. Read More
May 9, 2017
The 2017 Diabetes Summit, sponsored by The Diabetes Institute at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, will present data from a needs assessment conducted in partnership with the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, covering Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton and Washington counties in Ohio and Wood County in West Virginia. Read More
October 11, 2016
Live Healthy Appalachia (LHA) presented its fifth Appalachian Health Summit: Transforming Our Approach to Diabetes on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Ohio University Inn and Conference Center. Read More


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