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Support Groups

Support Groups

Memorial brings help and encouragement through our support groups. Memorial has a number of support groups to help you through injuries and illnesses. The Alzheimer's Support Group , for family, friends, and caregivers of someone with Alzheimer's,provides opportunities for people to share struggles and solutions. Support is also available for other related dementia or memory problems. Hope Blooms allows women who have been diagnosed with breast cancerto express themselves toothers whohave had similar experiences. The Diabetes Support Group is for thosewith diabetes, their families, and people who had their lives affected by diabetes. The Heart Failure Support Group includes a variety of discussion topics from healthy cooking to exercises to questions and concerns for those who have heart failure. The Laryngectomy Support Group meets quarterly and provideslaryngectomees and their families withpertinent information for their specific disorder. Memorials Rock Steady Boxing Belleville , a non-contact boxing program,is dedicated to people with Parkinsons disease. Studiesfound that forced, intense exercise can delay and reduce the symptoms of Parkinsons disease. The Lively Lung Support Group focuses on different topics each month andis for people with lung diseases and their families. AWAKE , which stands for Alert, Well, and Keeping Energetic,is a support group for people affected by sleep apnea. Adultswho have suffered a spinal cord injuryand their caregiversare encouraged to participate in the Spine Injury Support Group . The groupprovides encouragement through treatment and a safe environment for people to share their experiences. In the Stroke Support Group , participants, including those who've had a stroke or brain injury and their families, will learn how to heal phy 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Start Your Own Effective Type 2 Diabetes Support Group

Start Your Own Effective Type 2 Diabetes Support Group

Start Your Own Effective Type 2 Diabetes Support Group Start Your Own Effective Type 2 Diabetes Support Group Many of the following ideas have been used effectively in online support groups for many years. They definitely work. I've combined these ideas with the health support group structure used for many decades, very effectively, by La Leche League (LLL). LLL is an excellent model for diabetes activists, because they succeeded very well in promulgating health information that flew in the face of contemporary medical practice without alienating doctors or those who they wanted to reach. Their belief that babies did better if nursed seems tame nowadays, but when they started out in the 1950s, their message was radical.That it is now mainstream is mostly due to their efforts. For that reason, LLL makes a very good model for those of us with diabetes who would like to save others from the blindness, amputation, kidney failure and heart attack death that is almost guaranteed by the lackadaisical way that mainstream health organizations and family doctors currently treat Type 2 Diabetes. Don't attempt to convert people who are sure their doctor is giving them all the care they need. Look for people who are concerned about their poor blood sugars and know that they need help in improving them. Don't debate people who aren't interested. Just mention that you're holding a support group using some new techniques for blood sugar control that have been very effective. As people in your group succeed, a ripple effect will reach others who might not be interested at the outset. Don't Identify the Group with any Specific Dietary Approach Make it clear that no one will be told that they have to eat some specific diet. Stress the group's approach is to help people learn what it is t Continue reading >>

Diabetes Support Group

Diabetes Support Group

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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 >>

Diabetes Support Group Aitkin, Mn - 2016 Topicsriverwood Healthcare Center

Diabetes Support Group Aitkin, Mn - 2016 Topicsriverwood Healthcare Center

Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins. For those with diabetes, support from others may help them manage this chronic disease. Riverwood Healthcare Center continues to offer two diabetes support groups that meet monthly. The Aitkin group meets on the second Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. at Riverwoods Diabetes Center in the hospital and the McGregor group meets on the first Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the McGregor clinic. The next Aitkin meeting is Jan. 14 and Feb. 3 in McGregor. For the year ahead, there will be a new topic for discussion each month: January New Year, New You; February Diabetes & Heart Health; March Travel & Vacationing Tips; April Insulin Pump Technology; May Supermarket Tour; June Keeping Your Feet Healthy; July Lets Move: Overcoming Exercise Barriers; August Portion Distortion; September Medications & New Technologies; October Diabetes Jeopardy; and November Navigating the Holidays. The only two support group meetings that require pre-registration are in April and May. For registration and information, contact the Riverwood Diabetes Center at (218) 927-8281. Did you find apk for android? You can find new Free Android Games and apps. 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 >>

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 >>

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