Located at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, the WVU Medicine Diabetes Education Center has a dedicated staff of registered nurses, certified diabetes educators, and dietitians who offer services for people with diabetes or who are at risk for developing diabetes. Classes and other ongoing services include a diabetes support group, diabetes prevention classes, diabetes education classes (group and individual), medical nutrition therapy, and gestational diabetes instruction.

The WVU Medicine Diabetes Education Center has received recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Diabetes Association, and US News & World Report for its diabetes education and prevention efforts.

Talk with your primary care provider (or the provider who is managing your diabetes) about a referral to the Diabetes Education Center for a consultation or to attend our classes. Your provider will need to complete this referral form, and we will let you know the class schedule after your form has been received.

Services We Offer

Our diabetes classes cover a wide range of topics that impact people who are at high risk for diabetes or currently living with the disease. The goal of diabetes education is to teach people and their families how to make healthy choices while living with this long-term condition and prevent any complications whenever possible. Diabetes-related services we offer include:

  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Diabetes education classes (day and evening hours)
  • Foot care
  • Insulin injection training
  • Lifestyle coaching
  • Meal planning
  • Medication management
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Physical activity

Appointments and Directions

855-WVU-CARE 855-988-2273
Physician Office Center
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

Clinic Number

304-598-4391

Clinic Hours

Monday – Friday
8 am – 5 pm

Screening and Vaccination Schedule

People with diabetes (both type 1 and type 2) are at higher risk for serious problems from certain vaccine-preventable diseases. Talk with your provider about keeping up-to-date with vaccinations and any other necessary screenings as recommended.

TEST OR TREATMENT FREQUENCY TARGET
Blood pressure Every three months Less than 130/80
Comprehensive foot exam with microfilament Every year Normal or no loss of sensation
Dental exam Every six months Normal
Diabetes education Every year
Flu vaccine Every fall
Foot self-exam Daily No changes
Self-glucose testing Varies, but at least each week, three times per day fasting before main meal and two hours after start of main meal Fasting and before main meal, 70-130mg/dL
Two hours after the start of main meal, less than 180mg/dL
Hemoglobin A1C Every three months Less than seven percent
Hepatitis B Once People younger than 60
HDL Cholesterol Every year Women age 50 and older,
Men age 40 and older
LDL Cholesterol Every year Less than 100 (with heart disease, less than 70)
Tdap vaccine Every 10 years
Triglycerides Every year Less than 150
Urine albumin/creatinine ratio Every year Less than 30 mg/g Cr
Retinal eye exam Every year Normal
Pneumonia vaccine Once before the age of 65 and twice more after Seniors age 65 and older
Shingles (herpes zoster) vaccine Once Men and women age 50 and older
Treatment plan review Every three months