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The Diabetes Education Center at Central Ohio Diabetes Association

Diabetes is a serious chronic condition, but one which can be managed. Successful management, maintaining blood-sugar levels in a normal range, can decrease the severity of diabetes and reduce the risk of heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage and other complications associated with diabetes. Properly managing diabetes, however, often requires lifestyle changes. Education is the key. The Diabetes Education Center at Central Ohio Diabetes Association will help you overcome these challenges.

American Diabetes AssociationCentral Ohio Diabetes Association's diabetes self-management education program has been awarded Recognition by the American Diabetes Association in accordance with the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.

What is a C.D.E.? A certified diabetes educator is a health-care professional who is qualified by the American Association of Diabetes Educators to teach people with diabetes how to manage their condition. Your diabetes health-care team should include a diabetes educator, preferably a C.D.E.

Classes

Diabetes classes offer a comprehensive look at self-management techniques. Registered nurses, dietitians and a certified diabetes educator teach a series of classes. These classes include meal planning, medications, stress management and other diabetes-related topics. The fee is covered by many insurance companies. For persons on a limited income, reduced fees are available on a sliding scale. No one will be denied services because of inability to pay. Day and evening sessions are offered. To register for the class series and inquire about fees, call Central Ohio Diabetes Association at (614) 884-4400 or 1-800-422-7946. Registration is required and class size is limited.

 Counseling

Individual counseling sessions teach participants how to successfully self-manage their diabetes. Topics include an introduction to diabetes, exercising safely, diabetes medications including insulin administration, nutrition and self-blood-sugar monitoring. Appointments can be made with either a registered nurse or dietitian.  Central Ohio Diabetes Association can directly bill insurance for self-management training. For persons on a limited income, reduced fees are available on a sliding scale. No one will be denied services because of inability to pay. To make an appointment and inquire about fees, call Central Ohio Diabetes Association at (614) 884-4400 or 1-800-422-7946.

Case Management services provide comprehensive counseling support from a licensed social worker to clients and families facing diabetes. The social worker assists clients in assessing their needs and identifying resources to manage the demand of diabetes. All case management services are free of charge. Call (614) 884-4400 or 1-800-422-7946 for an appointment or service information.

Nutrition

A registered dietitian provides individual counseling for meal planning, food choices and other dietary management issues in addition to teaching diabetes classes with Central Ohio Diabetes Association?s nurse educator.

Central Ohio Diabetes Association schedules cooking demonstrations, which offer recipes and how-to advice to help individuals maintain a healthy diet, and talks on a variety of nutritional topics. Each scheduled event is subject to a nominal admission fee. To register, call (614) 884-4400 or 1-800-422-7946.

Public Programs

Central Ohio Diabetes Association sponsors diabetes-related educational programs for the public including talks, seminars, cooking demonstrations and cooking classes.  Topics for seminars and lectures, led by knowledgeable health-care professionals, range from daily care, to the newest diabetes-related products and updates on research developments. All public programs are subject to a nominal admission fee. To register, call Central Ohio Diabetes Association at (614) 884-4400 or 1-800-422-7946.

 

2018 CODA First Quarter Education

Central Ohio Diabetes Association Providing Various Options to Obtain Diabetes Education 

Caring for diabetes is a 24 hour, seven day a week job and that is why it is so important that people with the disease learn to manage it on a daily basis. Taking into consideration that time is so valuable to everyone these days; the Central Ohio Diabetes Association has reorganized its diabetes education schedule to offer various classes options on different days and times of the week.       The goal of this adjustment is to assist individuals in receiving the help they need to manage diabetes by providing more opportunities to receive education. The Central Ohio Diabetes Association, an agency of LifeCare Alliance offers a variety of classes that are related to various aspects of diabetes, including a Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Series and a Brush-Up series on the disease as well. Registration is required for all the programs offered.  Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) is a complete diabetes education series covering a wide range of topics to help individuals understand diabetes and learn how to manage it. The Brush-Up series gives Central Ohio Diabetes Association clients an opportunity to continue their diabetes education through quarterly education covering a wide variety of topics. Meter training and individual counseling are also available by appointment.

Upcoming Schedule 
January  
Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support –Wednesdays 
January 10, 17, 24 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm  
Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support –Thursdays
January 11, 18, 25 - 9:30 am to 11:30 am
February 
Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support –Wednesdays 
February 7, 14, 21 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm  
Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support –Thursdays
February 8, 15, 22 - 9:30 am to 11:30 am
March 
Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support –Wednesdays 
 March 7, 14, 21 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm  
Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support –Thursdays
March 8, 15, 22 - 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Brush Up Series Schedule
“Virtual Grocery Tour with Leonor Button, Registered Dietitian”
January 17 – Wednesday- 6 to 7 PM

“Using Diabetes Apps and NDEP online resources to help reach health goal” with Brenda Rendelman, RD, CDE, March 27 – Tuesday- 6 to 7 PM

For more information contact the Central Ohio Diabetes Association at 
614-884-4400 or visit www.diabetesohio.org