Diabetes Management

You Can Thrive With Diabetes

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.

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people live with diabetes, you are not alone! *


If you have been impacted by diabetes and want to know more about managing it, we encourage you to sign up for 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

Westerville

Taylor Station Diabetes Management

Columbus

Bethel Reed Park Diabetes Management

Columbus

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

"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!"

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


Audrey has BS in Medical Dietetics from The Ohio State University College of Allied Medical Professions. She has been a Registered and Licensed Dietitian with COPC Innovative Diabetes Management since 1998. Audrey also has been a Certified Diabetes Educator since 2001.

"Helping people learn to thrive with diabetes is my passion. Diabetes can be a difficult and challenging diagnosis to live with and accept. I hope to be part of the journey of discovering the art of living a healthy life with diabetes."

Beth Mitchell

RD, LD, CDE


Beth has a BS in Medical Dietetics from The Ohio State University College of Allied Medical Professions. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian working at COPC Innovative Diabetes Management since 2008 and has worked as a dietitian and diabetes educator in the central Ohio area for many years.

Taylor Thomas

RDN, LD, Diabetes Educator


Taylor has a BS in Medical Dietetics from The Ohio State University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She has been a Registered and Licensed Dietitian with COPC Innovative Diabetes Management since 2017. She will be completing her Certified Diabetes Educator credential in 2019.


“Education is vital to successfully navigate any new diagnosis and I love working with people with diabetes to empower them and give them the tools to live a long and healthy life.” 

Emily Peters

MS, RDN, LD


Emily earned her MS in Medical Dietetics from The Ohio State University School of Allied Medical Professions. She joined the COPC team in 2016 and works as a licensed registered dietitian nutritionist. Emily individualizes Medical Nutrition Therapies for a wide variety of health conditions and disease states. She also coaches patients on general healthy, balanced eating with an emphasis on personal preferences. 

Joyce Vent

Office Manger and Appointment Scheduling


Joyce has been with COPC Innovative Diabetes Management since 1999. My role in our office is to contact patients who've been referred to Innovative Diabetes Management and explain the education options available to them. This includes the type of class or visit that is appropriate for them and the time and location options. I also answer general questions that patients might have. I've worked in a medical setting since 1979 and enjoy talking with patients and their family members and helping them get education that will empower them.


Joyce Cooney

Admin Assistant


Joyce has been a member of COPC since 2011. Her role as an Admin Assistant in our office is to ensure patients are contacted to schedule the appropriate class or appointment, to answer questions regarding our educational process, and to keep the docs informed of referral progress. She also maintains the data needed for our accreditation process. 

As a mom of a person with Type I, I understand the importance of education in the treatment of diabetes. These classes are designed in such a way that learning about the disease and how to manage it is a fun and interactive experience in a supportive environment.  


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