Diabetes Exercise Center

For more information, please call 304-696-2935

Diabetes Exercise Center

A supervised exercise program

In partnership with Marshall University, Cabell Huntington Hospital hosts a Diabetes Exercise Center to provide a multidisciplinary approach to diabetes management. The Center is one of the few formally supervised exercise programs in the area for diabetes patients, and participants show significant improvement in their clinical status and quality of life. The purpose of the program is to help patients prevent complications of diabetes mellitus through exercise, nutritional counseling and additional education programs.

Components of the program include:

  • individualized exercise prescriptions
  • medication management
  • lipid profile
  • hemoglobin A1c management
  • weekly education sessions

Clinical exercise physiologists coordinate the program and supervise exercise sessions, and the staff closely monitors patients' blood glucose, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and heart rate. Supplemental oxygen is provided for those who are prescribed oxygen.

Classes are scheduled:

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday & Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Diabetes Exercise Center is located on the ground floor of Marshall University's Cam Henderson Center at 1801 Third Avenue. Parking passes are provided for each participant and can be used in the 3rd Avenue parking garage or the 20th Street football stadium parking lot. Enter the building through the front doors on 3rd Avenue across from the parking garage.

To Enroll

A physician referral is required. Please contact the Diabetes Exercise Center’s staff at 304-696-2935 to initiate this process. Once the referral is received, the Diabetes Exercise Center’s staff will contact you to schedule your initial session.


The Diabetes Exercise Center is a pay out-of-pocket program because it is not covered by insurance. Membership costs $35 a month, which is less than a gym membership and has the added benefits of program designed and supervised by clinical exercise physiologists, an individualized exercise prescription, close monitoring by a specially trained staff, weekly education sessions and other components.

Questions? Please call 304-696-2935.

  • Last updated: 02/25/2014
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