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


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