Diabetes Education

Take a diabetes risk test learn your risk for type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes control program

The Health Department’s diabetes control program is a self-management training program for adults, and is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

The Health Department offers group sessions to help you learn to manage your diabetes. Topics include

  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Coping with a chronic disease

Counseling is also available in Spanish upon request.

Diabetes classes

The Health Department routinely holds free classes on diabetes, with topics that include:

  • What is diabetes
  • Healthy eating
  • Complications

Diabetes support groups

The Health Department sponsors adult diabetes support groups, which are typically held at the following days, times and locations. Please contact Julie Shapero at 859-363-2116 to confirm or check our online calendar:

  • Boone County: Third Friday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Boone County Health Center.
  • Campbell County: Second Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Campbell County Extension Office, 3500 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights, Ky.
  • Kenton County: First Tuesday of every month, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Kenton County Public Library 401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger, Ky.

Needle disposal

Need to dispose of needles or other medical waste at your home? The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection has created a fact sheet with tips on how to protect yourself and those who pick up your trash.

More information

For more information on diabetes or the Health Department’s programs, please contact Julie Shapero or 859-363-2116.

Kentucky Diabetes Resource guide

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention