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
Belmont Polly Loy loy.1@osu.edu (740) 695-1455
Butler Call for more info   (513) 887-3722
Champaign Carol Miller miller.59@osu.edu (937) 484-1526
Clark Carol Miller miller.59@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.381@osu.edu (937) 372-9971
Hamilton Jenny Even even.2@osu.edu (513) 946-8987
Hardin Kathy Oliver oliver.1@osu.edu (419) 674-2297
Holmes Kate Shumaker shumaker.68@osu.edu (330) 674-3015
Licking Shari Gallup gallup.1@osu.edu (740) 670-5319
Logan Kathy Oliver oliver.1@osu.edu (937) 599-4227
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
Perry Cynthia Shuster shuster.24@osu.edu (740) 743-1602
Pickaway Michelle Treber treber.1@osu.edu (740) 474-7534
Pike Monadine Mattey mattey.1@osu.edu (740) 947-2121
Ross Lisa Barlage barlage.7@osu.edu (740) 702-3200
Scioto Monadine Mattey mattey.1@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
Washington Kathy Dodrill dodrill.10@osu.edu (740) 376-7431
Wood Susan Zies zies.1@osu.edu (419) 354-9050

 Dining with Diabetes Classes Being Offered Around the State

Dates County Contact Email
March 5, 12, 19 Fairfield Shannon Carter carter.413@osu.edu
March 12, 19, 26 Clermont Margaret Jenkins jenkins.188@osu.edu
April 10, 17, 22 Licking Shari Gallup gallup.1@osu.edu
April 24, May 1, May 8 Tuscarawas Christine Kendle kendle.4@osu.edu
May 6, 13, 20 Trumbull Marie Economos economos.2@osu.edu
June 11, 18, 25 Clermont Margaret Jenkins jenkins.188@osu.edu
August 28, September 4, September 11 Ross Lisa Barlage barlage.7@osu.edu
September 24, October 1, October 8 Clermont Margaret Jenkins jenkins.188@osu.edu
October 9, 16, 23 Licking Shari Gallup gallup.1@osu.edu
November 12 Clermont Margaret Jenkins jenkins.188@osu.edu