Our outpatient diabetes education classes

The Scarlet and Grey Way to Diabetes Self-Management Education Program offers comprehensive services for patients with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. Our goal is to provide instruction and technologies to help patients manage diabetes to the best of his or her ability. We believe that through education, people living with diabetes can achieve therapeutic goals and, in the long run, prevent long-term diabetes complications.

All patients require a physician referral before being scheduled for diabetes education classes. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call.

Download the physician referral form

If you are an Ohio State provider and would like to refer to our program please choose "Ambulatory Referral to Diabetic Education" in epic and the order will be routed to us.

Free cooking demonstrations

This cooking class is composed of demonstrations intended for diabetes patients, families, friends, visitors and staff.

During this cooking class, attendees will watch a demonstration where foods will be prepared with natural ingredients that are within the American Diabetes Association’s recommended carbohydrate allowance. These recipes substitute ingredients. For example, yogurt is used instead of butter and oil and stevia-based sweeteners are substituted for sugar. We provide many more tips you can take home to help you start eating better for your health.

 

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Class information

Diabetes Education, along with Nutrition Services, will continue to offer our popular diabetes cooking class. This class is being provided by grant through the Service Board. 

  • Occurs every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in the Ross Auditorium from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Look for "Nutrition Services" banner

Provided by Colleen Rinehart, BSN, RN, CDE, Program Manager for Diabetes Education and Jim Warner, Program Director for Food and Nutrition.

Note to providers: Providers should place an order for Diabetes Educator and place in comments: cooking class. This will notify Colleen Rinehart that the patient is allowed to travel to the class. 

Contact
Colleen Rinehart
Colleen.Rinehart@osumc.edu

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