Diabetes Management

It Is Possible to Thrive With Diabetes

Our diabetes management program was developed to provide support to COPC patients living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.Through our detailed and dynamic education, you will be given the tools you need to better manage your diabetes and become empowered to enjoy life. If you are a COPC patient that has 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 manging it, please sign up for our diabetes management program. To participate in our program, we require a physician referral because our team acts as a liasion between you and your physician to track your progress and work with your health insurance company.

We recommend that you contact your insurer directly to determine your specific coverage so our classes can be covered.

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 Self Management Class Outline


Class 1

  • Introduction to Your Health Care Team
  • Diabetes Myths
  • Define Diet/Food Awareness
  • Identify Carbohydrate
  • Label Reading
  • Behavior Change

Class 2

  • Self-Management Strategies for Diabetes Control
  • Food/Meal Planning
  • Medications (if needed)
  • Exercise
  • Checking Your Blood Sugars at Home
  • Keeping the Scales Balanced
  • Ways to Make Changes Without Upsetting the Apple Cart
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Suggestions to Assist You in Managing Your Diabetes
  • Recognize Your Limits
  • Focus on Your Whole Self, Image and Attitude

Class 3

  • Tipping the Scales
  • Low Blood Sugars
  • High Blood Sugars
  • Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
  • Implications of the Most Current Research
  • Avoidance of Long Term Complications
  • Discuss Causes and Effects
  • How to Travel With Diabetes
  • Community Resources

Class 4

  • Special Topics
  • Sick Day Guidelines
  • Alcohol
  • Eating Out
  • More on Fat
  • Stress Reduction

"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.

Meet the 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 Progressions. 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.

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

Scheduler


Working with COPC Innovative Diabetes Management since 2011

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