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The growing toll of diabetes cost the nation a record high $245 billion in 2012, a 41% increase from $174 billion in 2007....Read More
Welcome to Central Ohio Diabetes Association

The Central Ohio Diabetes Association helps Central Ohioans living with diabetes detect their condition, prevent onset and complications, and learn to live well with the challenge of diabetes.

Founded by a group of local physicians, the Central Ohio Diabetes Association has provided service to the Central Ohio community for 50 years. The agency is not affiliated with a national organization. It is a local, private agency with a direct service focus serving... Read More

Mission Statement

One in ten people in our community will develop diabetes. The Central Ohio Diabetes Association helps Central Ohioans living with diabetes detect their condition, prevent onset and complications, and learn to live well with the challenge of diabetes.

The Central Ohio Diabetes Association provides the following services to all individuals, regardless.. Read More

Local and Independent
Local and Independent

Teaming up with Central Ohio Diabetes Association helps to fight diabetes at the local level.

There is no other community-based organization with a staff of Certified Diabetes Educators, nurses, dietitians and social workers providing direct services to local families.

We are so thankful to all our supporters!

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FAQs
FAQs

What is diabetes?  How do you manage diabetes?  What is the range of a normal blood glucose reading?  I have diabetes should I change my eating habits? 

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for answers to these questions and many more.  Knowledge is power which can allow individuals to move forward in dealing with diabetes.                  

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DSMES
DSMES

Diabetes Self Management Education and Support covers various topics, including types of diabetes, high and low blood glucose (sugar) and how to treat it.

Other topics covered include: monitoring blood glucose, medications, complications of diabetes and how to avoid them, personal goal setting, coping with diabetes, basic nutrition, carbohydrate counting, portion sizes and meal plans.  For more information call 614-884-4400.

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Diabetes Information
26 Million 830,000 $218 Billion $1
In the United States in the state of Ohio financial toll per year vs. $7 for research
Diabetes now affects nearly 26 million people in the United States, an increase of more than 3 million in approximately two years. Data estimates released... Ohio ranks eighth in the number of people diagnosed with diabetes with an estimated 830,000 adult Ohioans having the disease. This is an estimate of 9.7% Ohioans. Diabetes is rapidly becoming one of the world's most common diseases and its financial cost is mounting, too, to well over $200 billion a year in the U.S. alone. The U.S. Government spends only $1 for diabetes research compared to every $7 spent on AIDS and breast cancer, even though diabetes afflicts more Americans...
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