Diabetes Management

You Can Thrive With Diabetes

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Our diabetes management program was developed to provide support to COPC patients living with pre-diabetes and diabetes. Through our detailed and dynamic education, you will be given the tools you need to better manage your pre-diabetes or diabetes and become empowered to enjoy life. If you are a COPC patient that has pre-diabetes or diabetes and would like to learn more about managing it, please contact your COPC physician to be referred to our program.

To participate in our program, you will need to have a physician referral. This is because our team will partner with your physician to track your progress and work with your health insurance company. To determine if your insurance plan will cover our classes, we recommend that you contact your insurer directly.

Diabetes Management Class Locations

Africa Road Diabetes Management
655 Africa Road
Westerville, OH, 43082

(614) 447-9495

Taylor Station Diabetes Management
170 Taylor Station Road
Columbus, OH, 43213

(614) 447-9495

Bethel Reed Park Diabetes Management
5202 Bethel Reed Park, Suite 100
Columbus, OH, 43220

(614) 447-9495

Making a Difference

"Thanks for all your insight and expertise! Wouldn't have been possible without your program."

Diabetes Management Class Outline


Class 1

Introduction

  • Welcome to the Class
  • Overview & Myths
  • Pre-Diabetes & Diabetes Diagnostic Criteria
  • Physiology
  • Medications
  • Intro to Nutrition Labels
  • Discovery Learning


Class 2

Self-Management Strategies

  • Healthy Nutrition Guidelines & Strategies
  • Activity/Exercise Guidelines & Strategies
  • Recognizing Blood Glucose Patterns


Class 3

Staying Healthy

  • Managing All the Numbers
  • Troubleshooting Low Blood Glucose & High Blood Glucose
  • Foot Care
  • Current Research
  • Travel
  • Community Resources


Class 4

Graduation Day!

  • Alcohol
  • Heart Health
  • Looking at Dietary Fats
  • Putting it All Together
  • Follow-up

Finding Success

"I am so excited that I just wanted to share my news with you: For the first time since I've been taking my blood glucose levels, I am below 100...I registered at 98!"

Diabetes Management Steps to Success


Step 1

Getting Ready

After obtaining your physician referral, you will need to fill out the questionnaire we sent you and bring it to the first class. Additionally, if you are not currently testing your blood sugar at home, you will need to learn how to at the first class. If you have any questions about obtaining a glucose meter, please give us a call and we can help you.


Step 2

Attending Class

Over the span of 4 weeks, you will attend a class once per week lasting 2 hours each. For each class, we encourage you to bring a support person with you (at no charge). After you have completed the series of classes, your doctor will receive a copy of your progress note describing your educational sessions.


Step 3

Follow-Up

3 months after completing the classes, you will need to schedule a follow-up appointment with your physician and have completed a hemoglobin A1C. At any point, feel free to call us with any questions you may have and schedule additional follow-ups as needed.

Take Control Today

If you are ready to take control of your diabetes, sign up for our classes.

Meet the Diabetes Management Team

Audrey Scott

Innovative Diabetes Disease Manager, RD, LD, CDE

Beth Mitchell

RD, LD, CDE

Taylor Thomas

RDN, LD, Diabetes Educator

Emily Peters

MS, RDN, LD

Joyce Vent

Office Manger and Appointment Scheduling

Joyce Cooney

Admin Assistant

* American Diabetes Association (July 19, 2017) Statistics About Diabetes. Retrieved from http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/