Diabetes Clinic

Providing Education and Support to Empower Families to Successfully Manage Diabetes

Managing Type 1 Diabetes

What To Expect After Diagnosis

Diabetes Clinic

Our Diabetes team works together to care for patients and families affected by diabetes. Our goal is to empower families to successfully manage diabetes at home in order to provide as normal a life as possible for patients with diabetes.

We care for patients with Type 1 (“Juvenile”) diabetes and Type 2 (“Adult”) diabetes as well as less common forms such as inherited monogenic diabetes and MODY diabetes.

We offer a variety of approaches to diabetes therapy, customized to family needs, such as insulin pump or basal/bolus therapy.

Our approach is proactive- medically, educationally and psychosocially- in order to identify needs early to prevent problems from developing.

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Our Clinics

Main Campus

Main Campus

Westerville Close To Home Center on N. Cleveland Ave.

Westerville on N. Cleveland Ave.

Meet Our Team

The team serves as teacher and coach to families approximately four half-days per year to enable the family to provide excellent care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Our team includes physicians and advanced practitioners, diabetes educators, dietitians, social workers, diabetes nurses, and a psychologist.

  • Physicians and Advanced Practitioners (Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants)
    • Coordinate the Team
    • Medical Evaluation and Decision Making
  • Diabetes Educators
    • Assess skills and knowledge of family
    • Diabetes education
  • Dietitian
    • Assess skills and knowledge of family
    • Carbohydrate counting
    • Nutritional counseling
  • Social Worker
    • Assess and address family strengths and possible barriers to diabetes control
    • Financial advice and guidance
    • Brief counseling and support groups
  • Psychologist
    • Patient and/or Family Counseling
  • Patients and Families
    • Check blood glucose, count carbs, administer insulin carefully
    • Keep a blood glucose log to see patterns
    • Adjust insulin or call if blood glucose is consistently out of range

Diabetes Resources

Resources for Parents and Schools

Access logs, management plans, diabetes care tips and more.

Diabetes Calculator for Kids

The Diabetes Calculator for Kids is an electronic tool that calculates rapid acting insulin bolus dosage in 5 easy steps.

Sick Day Protocol

Our online tool helps you manage your child’s diabetes, especially on those days he or she may not be feeling the best. 

Middle School Aged Boy Leaning Over Chair

Managing Your Diabetes Resource Book

Our goal is to ensure people with diabetes and their families have the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about how to live life with diabetes. This book serves as a resource and guide for you.

Education Courses for Nurses and Caregivers

Community Nursing Education for Diabetes

Our diabetes management class benefits nurses who care for children in a non-home setting.

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Community Education for Diabetes

Our basic diabetes management class benefits those who care for a Diabetes Program patient in a non-home setting.

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Register For Courses Today

Conference Postponed

Due to recommendations from the CDC regarding the COVID-19 virus, this conference has been postponed. We will announce a new date once it becomes available. Please email CommunityEducation@NationwideChildrens.org or call (614) 355-0589 be added to our mailing list and receive conference updates.

Managing Type 1 Diabetes: Living the Sweet Life!
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Education Center
700 Children’s Dr., Columbus, OH

This program is for all families who have a child living with Type 1 diabetes.

Keynote Speaker: Jeff Hitchcock, President, Children with Diabetes®


  • Latest technology/research update
  • Family involvement and coping with the diagnosis
  • Partnership for success: navigating diabetes care and support

Registration Includes

  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks and refreshments
  • Programs for adults, teens and school-age children
  • Educational materials
  • Child care
  • Fun activities

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