About Us

American_Diabetes_Association_logoLearning how to manage your diabetes can feel overwhelming, but you’re not in it alone. With the help of our certified Diabetes Educator at Ohio Valley Hospital, you will be taking the first steps in your diabetic care.

Our American Diabetes Association Accredited Program is here to help you learn the self-care behaviors proven to improve your glucose control. Whether you have diabetes, prediabetes or gestational diabetes; are newly diagnosed, never received diabetes education or just need a refresher, Ohio Valley Hospital’s Diabetes Education program is right for you.

“Living Well with Diabetes”

Diabetes Self-Management Education classes, called “Living Well With Diabetes,” are offered monthly for individuals with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. An individual appointment with our Diabetes Educator while attending class is encouraged for review and modification of a participant’s ongoing care. Our current schedule of diabetes self-management group classes is listed below.  A physician referral with the diagnosis and physician’s signature is required for diabetes education class registration.

For more information and to register for individual or group classes, please call our dietitian/diabetes educator at 412-777-6205, or contact szikos@ohiovalleyhospital.org .

You may also go to our Events section to RSVP for a class.

Private classes are available for those who need them.


Tentative 2019 “Living Well with Diabetes” Schedule

February 7, 14, 21, 28: Thursdays, 10:00a.m.-noon

March 5, 12,19, 26: Tuesdays, 5:30p.m.-7:30p.m.

April 2, 9, 16, 23: Tuesdays, 10:00a.m.-noon

May 2, 9, 16, 23: Thursdays, 5:30p.m.-7:30p.m.

June 5, 12, 19, 26:Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.

August 6, 13, 20, 27: Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

September 3, 10, 17, 24:  Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon

October 1, 8, 15, 22: Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

November 5, 12, 19, 26: Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon

December 2, 9, 16, 23: Mondays, 1-3 p.m.

(Dates and times are subject to change)


Diabetes Support Group

Diabetes can seem to be an overwhelming disease because it impacts so many areas of your daily life. It’s important to have support from family, friends and from other people with diabetes. Don’t underestimate the importance of peer support. Ohio Valley Hospital offers a free Diabetes Support Group for those who wish to meet with others with similar problems and stresses. We also address a special topic at each meeting with speakers from different disciplines.

Our meetings are held in the Josephine Roseta Auditorium, which is in the W. Laird School of Nursing Building on the Ohio Valley Hospital Campus.

Our Diabetes Support Group is free and does not require a physician referral, but please register in advance so that we know how many participants to prepare for. For more information and to register for diabetes support group, please call our dietitian/diabetes educator at 412-777-6205, or contact szikos@ohiovalleyhospital.org.

You may also go to our Events section and RSVP for the date you plan to attend.


Tentative 2019 Diabetes Support Group Schedule

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 4 pm.

Thursday, March 21, 2019: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join us for our 11th Annual Diabetes Day with Speakers, Free A1C, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, and other Screenings, Vendors, and Door Prizes.

Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing Building, Josephine Roseta Auditorium

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.




Location and Contact Us

Our Diabetes Educator is located on the 1st floor of the Medical Office Building in Suite 102.

You may call to schedule an appointment at 412-777-6205 or by emailing szikos@ohiovalleyhospital.org.

Medicare and insurance plans may cover the cost of diabetes education services. Services not covered by your insurance will be billed to you.