Chapter 19: Resources :: Nationwide Children's Hospital


Community Agencies

Central Ohio Diabetes Association (CODA) is a local organization that gives some educational resources for families with diabetes. They also organize summer camps for children with diabetes.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is an organization that raises funds for research to find a cure for juvenile diabetes. They also have a newsletter and magazine which share up-to-date diabetes research information.

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has many written resources for families. They also raise money for research and support of local programs for families with diabetes.

Helpful Phone Numbers, Publications and Websites

Phone Numbers

American Diabetes Association (local office): 614-436-1917
American Diabetes Association (national office): 800-342-2383
Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH): 614-466-1700
Central Ohio Diabetes Association: 614-884-4400
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (local-JDRF): 614-464-2873
National Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): 800-223-1138
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Endocrinology: 614-722-4425
Nationwide Children’s Clinical Services and  Care Coordination: 614-722-6300
(social worker contact; 614-722-4425, ask for Endo Social worker)
Nationwide Children’s Behavioral Health Intake: 614-355-8080
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Psychology Department: 614-722-4700
Netcare (Mental Health Emergency): 614-273-2273
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities: 800-374-2806
Ohio Healthy Start (Medicaid Consumer Hotline): 800-324-8680


There are many publications and web sites that deal with issues related to diabetes. Some resources will be more helpful than others, depending on your needs. Here is a partial list of those resources:
Diabetes Forecast (Published by the ADA)
Diabetes Countdown (Published by JDRF)
Diabetes Care (ADA)
Diabetes in the News (ADA Online News Feed)
Diabetes Self-Management Magazine


American Diabetes Association (ADA),
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF),
Children with Diabetes,
Central Ohio Diabetes Association (CODA),
Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps,
Children’s Diabetes Foundation,
National Diabetes Education Program,
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Section of Endocrinology,

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