Diabetes Education

Finding out you have diabetes is very scary. But don't panic! Sure, diabetes is serious. But people with diabetes can live long, healthy, happy lives. You can too by taking good care of yourself. Take a team approach to managing diabetes. Learn more about the programs offered through your physician and the professionals at Southern Ohio Medical Center. Our Diabetes Education Program has been awarded the prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program. Together, we can improve the quality of your life.


For more information, please call

 (740) 356-2627



We offer education classes for gestational diabetes and chronic diabetes.

These classes cover topics such as:

We also offer personalized programs such as:

Could you have diabetes and not know it?

Twenty six million Americans have diabetes. One in three doesn't know it! Take this Diabetes Risk Test to see if you are at risk for having diabetes. Diabetes is more common in African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian-Americans, and Pacific Islanders. If you are a member of one of these ethnic groups, you need to pay special attention to the results.

What is diabetes?

Simply put, diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or does not properly use insulin, a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. (To learn much more about diabetes, visit the web site of the American Diabetes Association.) The cause of diabetes is a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles. There are two major types of diabetes.

Diabetes is a Silent Killer

Many people first become aware that they have diabetes when they develop one of its life-threatening complications.