Diabetes Management

You Can Thrive With Diabetes

people live with diabetes, you are not alone.

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 want to learn more about managing it, please contact your COPC physician about getting a referral.

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.

Get the Support You Need

Learn more about what you can expect at our diabetes management classes.

Diabetes Management Class Locations

Africa Road Diabetes Management

655 Africa Road
Westerville, OH 43082

(614) 447-9495

Bethel Reed Park Diabetes Management

5202 Bethel Reed Park, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43220

(614) 447-9495

Innovative Diabetes Management

5202 Bethel Reed Park Suite 100
Columbus, Ohio 43220

Ohio Dominican University Peace Hall Diabetes Management

2600 Airport Drive
Columbus, OH 43219

(614) 447-9495

Making a Difference

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

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


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.

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 Class Outline

Class 1

  • 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

From Our Health Library

How To Help Your Student Manage Their Diabetes At School

For a child or teen with diabetes, the things they need to thrive at school look different. Here is a checklist to help you navigate the next steps in advocating for your student's support in managing their diabetes at school.

Tips & Resources

* American Diabetes Association Statistics About Diabetes. Retrieved from http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/