Community Wellness & Education at the Owensboro Health Healthpark can help you successfully manage diabetes or make it less likely you’ll develop the condition. Through education and support from caring diabetes professionals, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to live healthier.

See our Support groups page to find the Diabetes support group schedule.

Diabetes Education Services

  • Blood Glucose Monitor Instruction
  • Certified Insulin Pump Training
  • Gestational Diabetes Education
  • Individualized Meal Planning
  • Pre-Diabetes Education
  • Training on Injectable Diabetes Medications
  • Self-Care Education Including:
    • Increasing Physical Activity
    • Managing Blood Glucose
    • Preventing Long-Term Complications
    • Changing Behavior and Managing Stress

Learn more about our diabetes programs and classes.

Melissa Gaither and Shelby Shelby

On Target Thursday hosts: Melissa Gaither, CDE, MLDE, RDN, LD and Shelby Shelby, RDN, LD

On Target Thursdays

On Target Thursdays is a video series dedicated to providing reliable and practical techniques for managing your diabetes. Tune in on the Healthpark Facebook page every Thursday for recipes, exercise tips, and education on how to prevent the complications of diabetes.

Diabetes Prevention Program

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Approximately 1 in 5 adults will have type 2 diabetes by 2025. If you’re not sure what your risk is, checkout the Diabetes Prevention Program for the risk factors you need to know.

Diabetes Assessment

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Over 29.1 million Americans have diabetes and 1 out of 4 does not know that they have it. This Diabetes Assessment serves several purposes. If you don't have diabetes, the assessment will help you understand your risk for getting diabetes in the future. If you aren't sure whether or not you have diabetes now, it will help you better understand the likelihood, including symptoms and how you can be screened for diabetes.

Take the CDC's quiz now.