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
Champagin     (937) 484-1526
Clark     (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
Hardin     (419) 674-2297
Holmes Kate Shumaker shumaker.68@osu.edu (330) 674-3015
Licking Shari Gallup gallup.1@osu.edu (740) 670-5319
Logan     (937) 599-4227
Mahoning Beth Stefura stefura.2@osu.edu (330) 533-5538
Mercer Barb Hennard hennard.1@osu.edu (419) 586-2179
Monroe Kristen Corry corry.10@osu.edu (740) 472-0810
Montgomery Pat Holmes holmes.86@osu.edu (937) 224-9654X102
Morrow Candace Heer heer.7@osu.edu (419) 947-1070
Noble Kristen Corry corry.10@osu.edu (740) 732-5681
Perry Cynthia Shuster shuster.24@osu.edu (740) 743-1602
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
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
August 10, 17 & 24th Greene Melanie Hart hart.382@osu.edu
September 9, 16, 23 Clermont Margaret Jenkins jenkins.188@osu.edu
October 15, 22, 29 Licking Shari Gallup gallup.1@osu.edu
October 12, 19 & 26 Greene Melanie Hart hart.382@osu.edu
October 6, 13, 20 Hancock Shawn Ochs ochs.34@osu.edu
October 14, 21, 28 Auglaize Barb Hennard hennard.1@osu.edu
October TBD Tuscarawas Christine Kendle kendle.4@osu.edu
November 10 Holidays Monroe Kristen Corry corry.10@osu.edu
November 16 Holidays Noble Kristen Corry corry.10@osu.edu
November Reunion TBD Clermont Margaret Jenkins jenkins.188@osu.edu