Dining with Diabetes

Diabetes is a health problem for many Ohioans. According to 2007 statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a study done by the Ohio Department of Health, more than 830,000 adult Ohioans have been diagnosed with diabetes. An additional 200,000 are estimated to have diabetes, and don't know it.

According to the American Diabetes Association, the direct (medical costs) and indirect (lost productivity) costs of diabetes total an estimated $5.9 billion dollars in Ohio. It is estimated that $3.9 billion are direct costs and $2 billion are indirect costs.

Dining with Diabetes is a series of classes conducted by Ohio State University Extension and community health partners. This program helps individuals learn strategies to manage their diabetes through menu planning, carbohydrate counting, portion control, label reading and taste testing healthy recipes. For additional information contact your County Extension Office.

County Directory

County FCS Educator Email Phone
Auglaize Barb Hennard hennard.1@osu.edu (419) 586-2179
Clark Kathy Green green.1405@osu.edu (937) 521-3860
Clermont Margaret Jenkins jenkins.188@osu.edu (513) 732-7070
Darke Diane Barga barga.8@osu.edu (937) 548-5215
Erie Donna Green green.308@osu.edu (419) 627-7631
Fairfield Shannon Carter carter.413@osu.edu (740) 653-5419
Fayette Pat Brinkman brinkman.93@osu.edu (740) 335-1150
Greene Melanie Hart hart.382@osu.edu (937) 372-9971
Harrison Joseph Maiorano maiorano.2@osu.edu (740) 942-8823
Holmes Kate Shumaker shumaker.68@osu.edu (330) 674-3015
Licking Shari Gallup gallup.1@osu.edu (740) 670-5319
Mahoning Beth Stefura stefura.2@osu.edu (330) 533-5538
Mercer Barb Hennard hennard.1@osu.edu (419) 586-2179
Montgomery Pat Holmes holmes.86@osu.edu (937) 224-9654X102
Morrow Candace Heer heer.7@osu.edu (419) 947-1070
Pickaway Michelle Treber treber.1@osu.edu (740) 474-7534
Ross Lisa Barlage barlage.7@osu.edu (740) 702-3200
Scioto Treva Williams williams.973@osu.edu (740) 354-7879
Trumbull Marie Economos economos.2@osu.edu (330) 638-6783
Tuscarawas Chris Kendle kendle.4@osu.edu (330) 339-2337
Wood Susan Zies zies.1@osu.edu (419) 354-9050
State Contact Dan Remley remley.4@osu.edu (740) 289-2071