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FAQ-Diabetes Education



Q: Who offers diabetes education classes?

A: The Ohio State University Medical Center and the Diabetes Research Center offer classes to people with diabetes. People with pre-diabetes will also find the classes beneficial in reducing the progression to diabetes. Family members and support people are encouraged to attend. A team of physicians, dieticians, nurses and certified diabetes educators provide group and one-on-one classes to help people manage their diabetes.


Q: What diabetes education classes are offered?

A: A full list of our classes are available here.


Q: When are the classes are offered?

A: Class dates and schedules are available here.


Q: How do I enroll in a diabetes education class or program?

A: A referral from a physician, nurse practitioner or primary care provider is required prior to enrolling. The Insulin Pump class requires a referral from one of our physicians in the OSU Division of Endocrinology. For more information please call 614-688-6251. Fax complete referrals to 614-688-6263.


Q: At what location are the classes offered?

A: All classes are offered on the 3rd floor of CarePoint East, 543 Taylor Avenue, Columbus, OH.
In addition, the General class series is also offered at Univeristy Hospital East, Tower 200, 1492 E. Broad St, Columbus, OH and Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza at 2050 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH.


Q: May I bring family or friends to the class?

A: Yes, we encourage you to bring one support person with you to class.


Q: What information will I receive prior to the class?

A: Once a class is scheduled, a packet containing the following will be sent to you:
          • Class confirmation letter
          • Assessment– this must be completed prior to class
          • Driving directions
          • A quiz

Q: What do I need to bring to class?

A: Blood sugar logs, list of current medicines, assessment