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Diabetes Support Group

Diabetes Support Group

Has anybody in the forum started a community diabetes support group? I live in a very small town (3,000 pop.) and would like to start or help to start a support group for diabetics.The nearest town with a support group is a 2 hour drive away, and there are 2 mountain passes to go over to get there, so a group in our town would be wonderful. Has anybody here had any experience in putting together a support group? I'd like some tips about how to get started, what kind of format we should use, can we get medical professionals to help out- any and all advice would be welcomed. Has anybody in the forum started a community diabetes support group? I live in a very small town (3,000 pop.) and would like to start or help to start a support group for diabetics.The nearest town with a support group is a 2 hour drive away, and there are 2 mountain passes to go over to get there, so a group in our town would be wonderful. Has anybody here had any experience in putting together a support group? I'd like some tips about how to get started, what kind of format we should use, can we get medical professionals to help out- any and all advice would be welcomed. This reply will not answer all your questions because I live in a metropolis, but I am a member of a hospital-sponsored T1 support group. The group is MCed by a psychotherapist who is also T1. This, I believe, makes a great difference. We meet every two weeks, and have either a preselected topic to discuss or we just play it by ear. Either way, there is much to learn from each other's experiences and thoughts. Topics that we have covered include use of pumps vs. MDI; fluctuating carb ratios; discrimination, including in the workplace and the bedroom; who needs to know of your condition; complications; travelling, including what to Continue reading >>

Running A Diabetes Support Group?

Running A Diabetes Support Group?

By Malina8 Latest Reply2015-07-18 05:24:22 -0500 My Community Health Foundation has contacted me to run a #T1D support group. We don't have one here and upon inquiry they have asked me to start one. Even though I'm SUPER EXCITED I'm equally nervous. Not only have I never run one I've never been to one. Any thoughts or suggestions? That is fantastic! I am always in support of you guys who can start up a group that meets face to face. I run another kind of meeting, but one thing we do it pick a couple of topics to discuss, have something goofy to do, and always give them something in their hand to walk out with to help them remember what they learned at the meeting. You will find what works for you and your group through some trial and error, but always, always have a good time. That's what keeps them coming back. I am also starting a peer run diabetes support group, for all types of diabetics, this Fall. So, congrats on this, I think it will be a great learning opportunity for both of us. My group will be meeting once monthly, with a health professional joining the group for a portion of the meeting to discuss whatever their particular topic may be. (I've lined up a yoga instructor to discuss stress managment, a naturalist to discuss natural medicine, a dietitian to discuss carb counting and hope to line up more soon). I plan to leave the last half of the meeting open for people to have free and open discussion of their choice. It could be surrounding the topic that was covered that night, or it could be around issues they are having in their own lives at the moment. One thing I am going to do is Gabby posted yesterday (i believe it was) a list of "tip sheets" and I will be printing these out as hand outs, the link for this is : there is a lot of good information, parti Continue reading >>

Finding Your Way In A Type 2 Diabetes Support Group

Finding Your Way In A Type 2 Diabetes Support Group

Finding Your Way in a Type 2 Diabetes Support Group Coping with type 2 diabetes is easier if you have support from others learning the ropes of diabetes management. Here's how to get the most out of a diabetes support group. Medically Reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, MD Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes can be overwhelming. After all, managing the condition can often mean overhauling your lifestyle. While friends and family can be there to help, getting support from others with type 2 diabetes can improve your outlook and make it easier to create your new normal. Type 2 diabetes typically develops after lifestyle habits have already been formed, so theres a disruption in whats considered normal for someones daily routines, says Toby Smithson, RDN, CDE, a diabetes lifestyle expert for Livongo Health, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, author of "Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition for Dummies," and a diabetes support group leader. With the diagnosis of diabetes, lifestyle changes are usually required, which can put a detour in your normal path, she says, adding that support from people who are on that same journey can be comforting and helpful. A study on the attitudes, wishes, and needs of those with diabetes, conducted at Penn State College of Medicine, found that 46 percent of people with diabetes suffered from negative social and psychological experiences as a result of their diabetes, according to a September 2014 report in Diabetes Care. But the researchers also discovered that despite the difficulties, having a positive outlook and seeking support from others were some of the most helpful tools in combating the challenges of diabetes . People with diabetes often feel that, as much as their families and friends love them, theyre isolated and Continue reading >>

Support Groups: Diabetes

Support Groups: Diabetes

Dedicated to Creating Healthier Communities Your partner in health, offering a wide variety of services that care for the mind, body and spirit. The Franciscan Diabetes Support Group is designed for people with diabetes and their family members. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and feelings, and in return learn and find encouragement and support from others coping with similar issues. Half of the meeting is dedicated to presentation on specific topics identified by the group, like meal planning, blood sugar self-testing and exercise. The other half is dedicated to open discussion and sharing. Times and locations vary, call Franciscans Diabetes Services at 253-426-6753 for more information. Diabetes: Quarterly Type 2 Diabetes Meetings Facilitated by a Certified Diabetes Educator. Featured topic varies per meeting. Location varies, please call 360-744-6910 for upcoming location First Wednesday of March, June, September and December from 5-6 p.m. Registration not required unless specifically stated. Continue reading >>

Support Groups

Support Groups

University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center offers a variety of support groups to help patients, families and community members manage health conditions in a supportive group setting. These are ongoing educational series that are free of charge and open to anyone who is interested, along with their family members or loved ones. Learn more about our support groups below, and for dates and times, visit our calendar of events. Join other moms in the community to share your breastfeeding successes and challenges. Get answers to your questions while connecting with and supporting other mothers. Led by a certified lactation consultant, all breastfeeding moms and children are welcome. Visit our calendar of events for dates, times and locations. If you have any questions, please call 410-595-1782. The Cancer Survivorship support group is open to all cancer patients, survivors, support persons and their family members. In addition to networking and peer support, the group will discuss timely topics related to treatment and care. Visit our calendar of events for dates, times and locations. For more information, call the Tate Cancer Center at 410-553-8179. The Living with Diabetes support group is open to all people with diabetes and their family members. The attendees raise topic discussions including maintaining a healthy lifestyle, managing diabetes, challenges and health tips. Visit our calendar of events for dates, times and locations. For more information, call the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at UM BWMC at 410-787-4940. The mental health support group covers a variety of mental health topics such as depression, anxiety, addictions and bipolar disorder. Community resources and services available to patients and their families will also be discussed. Continue reading >>

Diabetes Support Group

Diabetes Support Group

Repeats every month on the fourth Monday 2 times except Mon Oct 23 2017. Monday, November 28, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm Monday, December 26, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm Join us for a support group for adults with diabetes that desire support from peers on a variety of diabetes-related topics. The support group meets the fourth Monday of every month from6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Significant others and family members are welcome. For more information, please call (562) 933-8681. Monday, August 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm By posting on MemorialCare Health System social media pages you are agreeing to our Terms of Use & Web Site Privacy Policy . MemorialCare is a nonprofit integrated healthcare delivery system that includes leading hospitals Long Beach Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Community Medical Center Long Beach, Orange Coast Medical Center, and Saddleback Medical Center; award-winning medical groups MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians; Seaside Health Plan; and convenient outpatient health centers, imaging centers, breast centers, surgical centers, and dialysis centers throughout Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Continue reading >>

Looking For Information And Support For Type 2 Diabetes

Looking For Information And Support For Type 2 Diabetes

Looking for information and support for type 2 diabetes Previous Topic | Care and treatment for type 2 diabetes Food, eating and diets | Next Topic Looking for information and support for type 2 diabetes Information about diabetes came from a variety of sources including hospital consultants and nurses, GPs, practice nurses who ran diabetes clinics, dietitians, friends and relatives, support groups, radio and television, books, leaflets and the internet. Several people emphasised the usefulness of talking to others with diabetes and sharing experiences. Paul is an aircraft engineer and is married with 4 grown-up children aged 34, 32, 27 and 25 years. Ethnic background/Nationality: British. What about information. Where do you get your information about diabetes from? Because it is quite useful to have? Internet. If you look probably in your local paper, you'll be a diabetic meeting. It is worth going along, to one of them. Or whatever, going along to many. Because there are loads of people there with diabetes at different levels and it's nice to have a chat to people who are at different levels, and how much it's affected their lives and what they do to control it. And how they have sort of sorted out and that's the best ways you will get it. Doctors can't tell you too much, because the doctors haven't got too much experience of it, unless they are a diabetic themselves. You go to diabetic nurses, they are trained, but they are only trained to a certain level. They can't, if you haven't got experience in that sort of case or whatever it is, then you won't get any sort of information on it. You've got to go and talk to a person who has got it. And you'll find if you, if you do go to a diabetic meeting it will open your eyes a lot. How it's affected people's lives. And h Continue reading >>

Bch Diabetes Support Group Calendar For 2017

Bch Diabetes Support Group Calendar For 2017

BCH Diabetes Support Group Calendar for 2017 Home / BCH Diabetes Support Group Calendar for 2017 BCH Diabetes Support Group Calendar for 2017 Bertrand Chaffee Hospital will coordinate monthly diabetic support group meetings for Type I and Type II diabetics and their loved ones in 2017. Interested individuals are invited to participate in this group to share recipes, coupons and information about topics related to diabetes and health in a supportive and welcoming environment. The group will meet at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital on the first Monday of each month from 6-7 p.m. A Certified Diabetes Educator will facilitate the group, and meetings are free of charge. This group is part of the BCH diabetic education program, which is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. For more information, call (716) 592-9643. Meetings will be canceled when Springville-Griffith Institute schools are closed for a snow day. The topic for the first meeting of the year on January 2 is Sugar Substitutes. Suggested monthly topics going forward include: February 6, The Diabetic Eye; March 6, Label Reading; April 3, Long-term Risks (film); May 1, Diabetic Sharps; June 5, Herbs and Vitamins; July 3, Alcohol; August 7, The Diabetic Foot; September (closed for holiday); October 2, Being Active (film); November 6, Holiday Eating; December 4, New Years Resolutions. Continue reading >>

Seeking Support For Type 2 Diabetes

Seeking Support For Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes can seem overwhelming at times, but you can take control back. It helps to have people who encourage you and show you new ways to manage your diabetes day to day. Put them on your go-to list, and reach out any time you need their insight and motivation. You need a medical team that knows diabetes inside and out. They could include: An endocrinologist, who has a lot of experience working with people who have diabetes A pharmacist, who's familiar with all your medicines A registered dietitian, who can give you pointers on what to eat All of these professionals work with you to help you stay well. It helps to talk to someone who can relate to what you're going through, since they have diabetes, too. While support groups are not psychotherapy groups, they can provide you with a safe, accepting place to share your situation and get comfort and encouragement. Type 2 diabetes can affect the entire family. So get them, and your friends, involved. Share with them what you're going through and how you manage your diabetes. For instance, tell them why you have to check your blood sugar regularly, or what sorts of snacks and meals are OK for you. Want someone to help you get them up to speed? You might want to hold a family meeting, and invite your diabetes educator to answer their questions. You deserve to feel good emotionally. If you don't, you may want to talk to a therapist. In therapy, you'll plan positive ways to handle your diabetes. It's not just for people with conditions like depression or anxiety . Anyone can benefit. You can get a fresh point of view that helps you work through your challenges. That's important, because stress can affect your blood sugar levels . Look for a licensed mental health professional who works with people who have diabetes or Continue reading >>

Diabetes Events, Classes, Support Groups & Screenings At All Hosts

Diabetes Events, Classes, Support Groups & Screenings At All Hosts

Diabetes Events, Classes, Support Groups & Screenings at All Hosts Events, classes and support groups are open to the public. You do not need to be a MemorialCare patient to attend. Browse again Monday, August 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm Monday, September 10, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm Monday, October 8, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm Monday, November 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm Monday, December 10, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm Monday, January 14, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm Monday, February 11, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm Monday, March 11, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm By posting on MemorialCare Health System social media pages you are agreeing to our Terms of Use & Web Site Privacy Policy . MemorialCare is a nonprofit integrated healthcare delivery system that includes leading hospitals Long Beach Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Community Medical Center Long Beach, Orange Coast Medical Center, and Saddleback Medical Center; award-winning medical groups MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians; Seaside Health Plan; and convenient outpatient health centers, imaging centers, breast centers, surgical centers, and dialysis centers throughout Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Continue reading >>

Support Group For Teens With Type 1 Diabetes

Support Group For Teens With Type 1 Diabetes

Tag Archives: Support group for teens with type 1 diabetes Quick summary: Research has shown that support groups for teens with type one diabetes are extremely beneficial to the participants overall well-being. In fact, people who have diabetes tend to have lower incidences of mental health concerns as compared to the general population this is thought to be because of the amount of familial, social and individual supports that are made available. I am starting a support group (May 2010) in both Longmont and Denver Colorado as I have already done quite a bit of research I thought that I might offer my group template to any psychotherapist that might want to start such a group in their own area. If you know some one who might be interested in this group (or other therapy services) please send them to my web page www.whbtherapy.com for more information. To clarify this is a support group and not a psycho education group this means that the therapist will be there to support you, to link themes, to create a feeling of safety, and to offer topics the therapist is not necessarily there to teach you in a directive fashion. Greetings you are invited to the teenager support group for teens with type 1 diabetes This group is designed to put you into contact with other teens that may be having similar experiences as you. The nature of this group is to share, to support, to learn, to grow, to resolve and to arrive at a place of greater comfort and acceptance. The group will be run by one or two psychotherapists their job will be to ensure that the group runs smoothly so that everyone feels comfortable, safe, and supported while the group members are sharing about their life with diabetes. They will also offer weekly topics to help facilitate meaningful conversations. This is not Continue reading >>

Greene County Medical Center | Diabetes Management

Greene County Medical Center | Diabetes Management

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you need diabetes management. The Greene County Medical Center Diabetes Management staff can: Give you the knowledge and skills to manage your diabetes Provide ways to control blood sugars so you feel better Help prevent or delay complications of diabetes, such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease or amputation through managing blood sugars Click the button below to take the prediabetes screening test and call Diabetes Management if your score shows you are at risk for prediabetes. Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Class For adult patients with the diagnosis ofdiabetes or pre-diabetes. Classes offered for: Classes include four 2-hour sessions in a 12-14 week period. Additional sessions are offered based on individual needs. Services may be self-referred or referred by a physician. Contact your insurance company to see if diabetesmanagementservices are covered under your insurance plan. For patients who have completed an initial training DSME class Up to 2 hours of education may be received per calendar year. Sessions based on assessed individual needs and physician referral Insulin Pump Therapy and Continuous Glucose Monitoring Training For patients who have been screened and met criteria for use Sessions for training based on individual needs and physician referral The Diabetes Support Group meets quarterly to discuss topics relevant to those with diabetes or those who have loved ones with diabetes. Check our calendar to see when the next session will be held. The Insulin Support Group meets quarterly to discuss topics relevant to those with insulin pumps or those who have loved ones who use insulin pumps. Check our calendar to see when the next session will be held. Presentations by Diabetes Management Staff Pr Continue reading >>

Support Groups | Brazosport Regional Health System

Support Groups | Brazosport Regional Health System

Where: CHI St. Luke's Health - Brazosport Cancer Center Lobby *This support group provides information and education about different resources available in the community as well as give attendees a platform to ask questions and talk freely with other people who are touched by cancer. Contact: d'Arcey Scott, RN at 979-415-2307 Where: Healthy Communties Annex (Old Outpatient Rehab Building, Off Thorpe Drive on the hospital campus) *Diabetes support group features a speaker each month with diabetes specific topics. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Support Group When: Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month *The goal of this support group is to provide support to family and friends with loved ones who have a mental illness. The first hour of the meeting is called care and share; it's a time to discuss issues and give advice to others. The second hour features a speaker and a specific topic. Where: CHISLHB, 5th Floor Conference Room *The group is designed for people who have had a stroke and their family and friends to support them through rehab as well as find out preventative steps. Time: Weigh in: 6:00 PM; Meeting: 6:30 PM Fee: $24 annual fee, $1 maintenance fee and $4 monthly local fee *TOPS Weight Loss Support Group offers a healthy, caring and supportive approach to weight control. The support group will help you learn more about nutrition, healthy eating, portion control, exercise and fun. Contact: TOPS Chapter President, Debbie Granger, at 979-292-4423 Continue reading >>

Diabetes Support Group

Diabetes Support Group

A diagnosis of diabetes can bring many challenges for you and your family. Getting the support you need can help. A Diabetes Support Group begins on Thursday, April 12 at 6:30-8 pm in the Ground Floor Conference Room by the Campbell County Memorial Hospital Cafeteria, 501 S. Burma Avenue in Gillette, Wyoming. The group meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month. Anyone with diabetes and family or friends supporting them are welcome. Topics for the support group will include recipe modifications and food choices, medication challenges, preventing complications, exercise and emotional issues. April 12: A discussion about the different types of diabetes; Heidi Gillette , RDN, LD May 10: Being a supportive family member or friend; Kay Holm , BSW, CCH Social Worker June 14: Nutrition basics; Heidi Gillette , RDN, LD July 12: How to increase physical activity in your daily routine; Brenda Robertson , CPT, CCH Rehabilitation Services CCH Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian Heidi Gillette is the groups facilitator. She understands what patients with diabetes experience every day because Heidi lives with diabetes herself. Come to learn and share your experiences with others. Campbell County Healths Diabetes Education program is nationally recognized by the American Diabetes Association . Learn more at www.cchwyo.org/diabetes . Continue reading >>

Support Groups Come Of Age

Support Groups Come Of Age

If you’re looking for encouraging words and education, but the very words “support group” bring forth images of half-naked men pounding bongos in the forest, don’t despair. With over 800 groups in the United States for people with diabetes and a whole host of computer-based discussion groups springing up on the internet every day, there’s really something for everyone. Sure, support groups aren’t for everybody, but there’s no shortage of people who say the group experience has changed their lives. “It was a godsend,” said Christy Hoss of her support group in Los Angeles. “For me personally, the support group just kept me going-it helped me keep informed,” she said. When Hoss was diagnosed with diabetes over six years ago she felt alone and unsure about how to handle a disease that requires constant attention. “I hate shots and I always have,” Hoss said. “When I was diagnosed, I thought, if I had to get a disease, why one with so many shots?” It was the support group that put her in touch with other people with diabetes. It was “a way to establish comraderie,” she said. Members exchanged phone numbers, so words of advice or encouragement were never more than a phone call away between meetings. The first time he went to a support group meeting Steve Stokes said he was reluctant, thinking it would be “a disguised sales pitch for (hospital) services and diabetes paraphernalia.” But he was pleasantly surprised, saying he had found “a place I could go and be with people who were all too aware of how devastating diabetes can be…So different from the outside world where well-meaning co-workers and family say things like, ‘insulin injections cure diabetes, so don’t worry.'” Bettie Norgord, founder of the Dynamic Sharpshooters, Ariz Continue reading >>

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