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Helping Central Ohioans live well with the challenge of diabetes

The Central Ohio Diabetes Association helps Central Ohioans living with diabetes detect their condition, prevent onset and complications, and learn to live well with the challenge of diabetes.
Founded by a group of local physicians, the Central Ohio Diabetes Association has provided service to the Central Ohio community for 53 years. Since merging in 2017, the Central Ohio Diabetes Association is now an agency of LifeCare Alliance.
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In-Home Diabetes Management Services

Schedule a visit from a LifeCare Alliance registered dietitian

Need help learning to manage your diabetes? LifeCare Alliance will come to you!

Now, you can schedule an in-home session with a registered dietitian to learn important diabetes management skills in a one-on-one setting. You’ll get individualized coaching and customized education on lowering and managing your blood sugar.

We’ll bill Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance. Patients often see no direct cost for this service.

Get started today! Contact Elana Burak at 614-437-2912 or by email at eburak@lifecarealliance.org.

It Takes A Family: Life with T1D

The Dunlap family lives with two generations of T1D in one home! In this special guest blog, mom Lindsay is graciously sharing their experience with us.
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The Road to a Type 1 Diagnosis

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When Logan was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in January 2018 at the age of six, it kind of felt like “what else is going to happen to us?!” My…
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Dunlap children playing video games

Dealing with Mom Guilt During Diabetes Journey

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You know what comes with a child who is diabetic. MOM GUILT. And I guess it’s more so parent guilt, but as mom’s we like to feel like we’re special.…
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Logan playing basketball

A Network of Support Away from Home

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How do you manage the stress and anxiety of your child’s diabetes management when you aren’t there? Let’s face it, as much as we would like to be in control…
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Logan poses with a baseball bat

Don’t Let Panic Guide Your Response When Things “Escalate Quickly”

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Wow…has life changed in a month! I just keep flashing back to a meme I saw on social media that read, “well that escalated quickly.” NO KIDDING! But when I…
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Bicycle Training or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Struggle

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I am going to give an example of my bad parenting. Logan is 8 and still doesn’t know how to ride a bike. I am the worst parent in the…
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Other Siblings and the Fear of the Unknown

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I want to take a few minutes and talk about siblings. Many of us may have more than one child, and the dynamic of siblings on a normal basis is…
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Give to CODA

You can help the Central Ohio Diabetes Association provide local families with the resources they need to manage type 1 diabetes. To make a contribution, click here!