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Catherine Z. Paessun - Director - email Catherine

Pat Hoffmannbeck - Finance Director -  email Pat     

Brenda Rendelman - Director of Diabetes Education – email Brenda 

Darlene Honigford - Camp/Youth Director- email Darlene     

Candice Hines - Director of Development  - email Candice

Elana Gisser - Social Worker - email Elana

Eunice Owusu - Intake Coordinator - email Eunice

Important Agency Info

Central Ohio Diabetes Association

1100 Dennison Ave - Columbus, OH 43201

614-884-4400 - O  614-884-4484 - F


Central Ohio Diabetes Association

Founded by a group of local physicians, the Central Ohio Diabetes Association has provided service to the Central Ohio community for over 50 years. The Central Ohio Diabetes Association is an agency of LifeCare Alliance, since a 2016 merger.
Mission Statement

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 of ability to pay:
• Diabetes and nutrition education
• Camp and youth programs
• Community outreach programs to high-risk populations

How is the Central Ohio Diabetes Association Unique? 

• The Central Ohio Diabetes Association is the only community-based organization providing diabetes education services provided by a staff of Certified Diabetes Educators, dietitians and licensed social workers to all individuals regardless of ability to pay. 

• The agency offers one of only a few American Diabetes Association Recognized diabetes education programs in Central Ohio. 

• One hundred percent of the funding comes from this community and remains in this community to provide services to local people.

Since 1964, Donors have played a significant role in sustaining the longevity of the Central Ohio Diabetes Association

Corporate Partners

Bateson Golf

Crosby’s Drugs

Grainger Foundation Inc.

Happy Chicken Farms



Ohio Health Mansfield Juvenile Diabetes

Park National


Pickerington T1D Foundation

River Ridge Charity Horse Show

The Grand Council of Royal and Select Masons of Ohio

Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease


Local Grant Partners

Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield

City of Columbus

Franklin County

Ohio Health


National Grant Partners

Harry C. Moores Foundation

New Venture Fund

Central Ohio Diabetes Association Video