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.

Thank you to the Springfield Foundation for their generous grant funding, which helps to enhance and expand diabetes services within the community.

This support not only empowers us to provide critical resources and education but also strengthens our ability to make a lasting impact on the lives of individuals affected by diabetes.

Types of Diabetes


CCCHD offers diabetes supplies at a low cost to the individual. We are unable to bill the individual’s health insurance carrier.
The supplies offered at a low cost are:

1. Blood Glucose Meter
2. Blood Glucose Test Strips
3. Normal Control Solution
4. Lancing Device
5. Lancets

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

Screening tests are helpful to a person who is evaluating risk for and/or monitoring prediabetes and diabetes.
What does it cost?
• Blood glucose screening is free.
• First Hemoglobin A1C screening at no cost.

What are the testing times and locations?

• CCCHD Main Office – 529 E. Home Road, Springfield
Wednesdays, call for specific times (937) 390-5600
Blood Glucose Screenings & Hemoglobin A1C Screenings
• CCCHD Satellite Office at Honey Creek Presbyterian Church – 212 Jefferson St., New Carlisle (enter off of Adams Street)
Monthly, call for specific dates and times (937) 390-5600
Blood Glucose Screenings only
*Except holidays when CCCHD is closed.
** For the most accurate Blood Glucose Screening result, fast for 8 hours before your test. No fasting required for Hemoglobin A1C screening.

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

Living with diabetes requires ongoing education, support, and effective management strategies. CCCHD is committed to providing comprehensive resources and workshops to help individuals thrive with diabetes.

Diabetes support groups are offered in two formats. 

  1. Healthy Living with Diabetes Course (In-Person): The Healthy Living with Diabetes course at CCCHD is a comprehensive and interactive workshop designed to empower individuals living with diabetes. Led by experienced healthcare professionals, this in-person course offers a structured curriculum covering various aspects of diabetes management and healthy living. The workshop typically spans multiple sessions, allowing participants to delve deeper into key topics.

During the course, participants can expect to learn about essential concepts such as:

a) Understanding diabetes: The course provides a thorough understanding of diabetes, including its types, causes, and effects on the body. Participants will gain insights into managing blood sugar levels, preventing complications, and developing an overall understanding of their condition.

b) Nutrition and meal planning: A major focus of the workshop is on healthy eating habits and meal planning. Participants will receive guidance on creating balanced meal plans, portion control, carbohydrate counting, and making informed food choices.

c) Physical activity and exercise: Regular physical activity plays a vital role in diabetes management. The course emphasizes the importance of exercise, offering practical tips and guidelines for incorporating physical activity into daily routines.

d) Medication management: Proper medication management is crucial for maintaining stable blood sugar levels. The workshop provides information on different diabetes medications, their usage, potential side effects, and adherence strategies.

e) Coping mechanisms and support: Living with diabetes can be challenging, both physically and emotionally. The course offers insights into coping mechanisms, stress management techniques, and the importance of social support networks.

  1. Phone Discussion Group (Abbreviated): Recognizing the need for accessible diabetes support, CCCHD also offers a more abbreviated phone discussion group. This remote option provides individuals with a convenient way to connect, learn, and share experiences with others living with diabetes.

The phone discussion group focuses on:

a) Peer support and shared experiences: Participants have the opportunity to engage in open discussions, sharing their experiences, challenges, and successes with others who understand the daily realities of living with diabetes.

b) Q&A sessions: Facilitators address common questions and concerns related to diabetes management, providing practical tips and guidance. Participants can seek clarification on various topics and gain valuable insights.

c) Resource sharing: The discussion group serves as a platform to share helpful resources, such as educational materials, online tools, and apps, that can aid in diabetes self-care.

Conclusion: Whether you prefer a comprehensive in-person course or a more abbreviated phone discussion group, CCCHD offers valuable diabetes workshops to support individuals in their journey towards healthier living. These workshops provide crucial education, support, and practical strategies to help participants manage their diabetes effectively and improve their overall well-being. Remember, you’re not alone—CCCHD is here to guide you towards a healthier and more empowered life with diabetes.

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, follow the links 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