Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that affects how your body turns food into energy. The body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life.

Types of Diabetes

Clark County Services

CCCHD offers diabetes supplies at a low cost to the individual. We are unable to bill the individuals health coverage/insurance.

The supplies offered at a low cost are:

  1. Glucose Monitors
  2. Testing Strips
  3. Lancet Device
  4. Lancet Needles

For any questions, please call us at 937-390-5600.

CCCHD offers free blood sugar screenings from 8am-5pm Monday through Fridays, not including holidays that CCCHD is closed. 

There are multiple types of blood sugar tests:

  1. Fasting Blood Sugar Test measures your blood sugar after an overnight fast (not eating).
    1. CCCHD recommends a fasting screening for higher accuracy.
  2. Random Blood Sugar Test measures your blood sugar at the time your tested.  You can take this test at any time and don’t need to fast (not eat) first. 

The procedure is free, and it serves as an effective way to detect high blood sugar early so that you can take steps to improve your health.

For more information on blood sugar tests and other diabetes test, please visit the CDC website.

For any questions, please call us at 937-390-5600.

Diabetes Support Group

The Clark Champaign Diabetes Association (CCDA) offers a support group for those individuals who want to get connected to a supportive community. 

The CCDA Support group meets every 1st Wednesday of each month from 5:30-6:30pm at United Senior Services.

For more information on the next meeting, please click the picture to the right or follow the link below:

Am I at Risk for Diabetes?

The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles. Each type of diabetes has different sets of risk factors, for more information on risk factors, click the picture to the left or visit the CDC website.

To see if you are at at risk for diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has a quick online quiz located here: Risk Test.

Or to see if you are at risk for prediabetes, the ADA has a quick test that can be found here: Prediabetes Test.

Further Diabetes Resources