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. The Diabetes Education Center holds the Education Recognition Program (ERP) certificate offered by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The ERP promotes quality diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) for people with diabetes by certifying that services adhere to the national standards for DSMES. The WVU Medicine Diabetes Education Center has also received recognition from the U.S. News & World Report for its diabetes education efforts.

The WVU Medicine Diabetes Education Center sees patients with type 1, type 2, gestational, and pre-diabetes. 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. Your provider will need to complete a referral form, and we will call you to make an appointment.

Services We Offer

Our diabetes services 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
  • Continuous glucose monitor (CGM) training
  • Heart disease risk factors and prevention
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) treatment
  • Insulin and non-insulin injection training
  • Insulin pump education (the Diabetes Education Center does not initiate insulin pumps)
  • Meal planning and carbohydrate counting
  • Medication management
  • Physical activity counseling
  • Preventing, detecting, and treating acute and chronic complications
  • Stress management

Appointments and Directions

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

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Clinic Hours

Monday – Friday
8 am – 4 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.

Blood pressure Every three months Less than 140/90
Comprehensive foot exam with microfilament Every year Normal or no loss of sensation
Dental exam Every six months Normal
Diabetes education At diagnosis, yearly, when experiencing changes in overall health, for transitions in life or in care
Flu vaccine Every fall
Foot self-exam Daily No changes
Self-glucose testing Varies depending on diabetes regimen you are on – three times per day; fasting before main meal and two hours after start of main meal if on oral medications or non-insulin injectables; If on insulin, before meals and bedtime. Fasting and before main meal, 80-130mg/dL
Two hours after the start of main meal, less than 180mg/dL
Hemoglobin A1C Every three to six months, depending on doctor’s recommendations 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