Diabetes Education

Beginning July 1, NKY Health County Health Centers will begin seeing the public for the following services by appointment only:

• Women’s health services
• Birth control
• Limited testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases
• Testing for HIV and hepatitis C
• Cancer screenings
• Nutrition counseling
• Immunizations for children and adults
• WIC (Women, Infants and Children), a free nutrition supplement program
• Breastfeeding support
• Naloxone overdose prevention kits

To schedule an appointment, please contact your county health center.


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

In order to reduce the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), all diabetes events including support groups, classes and supermarket tours have been canceled. Thank you for your understanding as we all do our part to limit community transmission of this disease.

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 Paula Bergen, RN, BSN, CDCES at 859-341-4264 ext. 2116.

Kentucky Diabetes Resource guide

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention