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Diabetes

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

This national organization provides information about diabetes and advocates for children and adults with diabetes. Their information specialists can provide general information about diabetes and its management.
2451 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202
(800) 342-2383
diabetes.org

Central Ohio Diabetes Association (CODA)

Offers diabetes education services and programs, including diabetes camps and events for youth provided by a team of dietitians, nurses and social workers. Their camps provide a summer camp experience, as well as lifestyle management education to help kids with diabetes learn to live well with the challenge of diabetes. Day camps are available for youth ages 3 to 12. Their residential camp program, Camp Hamwi is for youth 7 to 17 provides traditional camp activities. Scholarships are available for any family who qualifies.
1100 Dennison Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 884-4400
lifecarealliance.org/programs/coda

Children with Diabetes (CWD)

This is a helpful internet resource for parents of children with diabetes. Parents can connect with other parents, people with diabetes, and medical professionals for answers to their questions. The website provides a lot of information about school issues, local diabetes events and conferences, scholarship programs for kids with diabetes, camps for kids with diabetes, local support groups and more.
8216 Princeton-Glendale Road, West Chester, Ohio 45069
childrenwithdiabetes.com

Comprehensive Adolescent / Adult Transitional Care Home (CATCH) Program

Program provides personalized medical care and social support services to teens and young adults, ages 17 or older, with chronic conditions transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare. The members of the transition team are transition primary care doctors board certified in pediatrics and internal medicine, specialist doctors, transition coordinators, nurses, social workers and pharmacists. Visit the website for information on how a doctor can make a referral to their clinic.

  • Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Grandview
    895 Yard Street, Columbus, Ohio 43212
  • Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Hilliard
    3691 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026

(614) 293-7980
wexnermedical.osu.edu/primary-care/catch

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

Provides resources, including toolkit and care bags, and support services to connect with others for people of all ages diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

  • Central Ohio Chapter
    100 West Old Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
    (614) 464-2873
    jdrf.org/centralohio
  • International Office
    26 Broadway, New York, New York 10004
    (800) 533-2873
    jdrf.org/t1d-resources

National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

Their website offers a lot of information about diabetes in English and Spanish, and lists steps to help control a person’s diabetes and live a long, active life.
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Disease (NIDDK)
31 Center Drive, Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(800) 860-8747 or (866) 569-1162 TTY
niddk.nih.gov/health-information/communication-programs/ndep

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Education Classes

Offers a range of free and low cost classes for children, teens, adults and parents of infants and kids of all ages and abilities. Find courses on everything from babysitting and parenting to CPR training, autism and diabetes. Example classes include:

  • Active Parenting
  • Adoption Academy – collaboration with Family & Youth Law Center to provide in-depth classes on foreign and domestic adoptions
  • ADHD Academy – for parents or caregivers of children with ADD/ADHD
  • Autism Academy – topic specific programs for parents and educators
  • Autism Teaching Strategies – for teachers
  • Basic Babysitter Training Class
  • Community Education for Diabetes
  • Parenting Your Child With Autism – for parents
  • Sibshops – for brothers and sisters of children with autism

700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0662
nationwidechildrens.org/education-classes
Family and Youth Law Center (Adoption Academy): familyyouthlaw.org/academy.php

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Endocrinology Clinic

Our bodies’ endocrine system glands produce hormones. When hormones become imbalanced, they can impact your child’s health and well being. NCH offers care for children and teens with diabetes and other endocrine system conditions, from adrenal disorders and cystic fibrosis to growth disorders and diabetes. They also offer support services for patients and families as well.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-4425
nationwidechildrens.org/specialties/endocrinology