diabetestalk.net

Diabetes Support Groups Boston

Transitions In Care: Support Group For Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes.

Transitions In Care: Support Group For Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes.

Transitions in care: support group for young adults with Type 1 diabetes. Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA, USA. [email protected] Diabet Med. 2012 Apr;29(4):522-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-5491.2011.03537.x. AIMS: Young adulthood is a challenging period for patients with Type 1 diabetes as developmental changes complicate Type 1 diabetes management and gaps in care may arise as patients transition from paediatric to adult providers. This period has been associated with worsening diabetes outcomes. One approach to aid young adults during this transition period could entail professionally led support groups to enhance self-motivation and facilitate peer-to-peer interactions. We implemented and evaluated a support group for young adults with Type 1 diabetes as a pilot project. METHODS: Young adults with Type 1 diabetes (18-30 years) participated in monthly, professionally led support groups for 5 months. Questionnaires were completed pre- and post-group and chart review data were collected regarding glycaemic control and visit frequency in the year before and after group participation. RESULTS: Participation in the group was associated with improvement in HbA(1c) and decreased self-reported diabetes burden, along with a trend for an increase in diabetes-related self-care behaviours. Frequency of visits did not vary from pre- to post-group. Discussion topics identified by participants included managing diabetes in day-to-day life, experiences and interactions with others who do not have diabetes and emotions related to diabetes. Participants identified that they sought a diabetes care team that offers knowledge, support and a multidisciplinary team. CONCLUSIONS: Professionally led support groups may have utility for increasing social support and optimizing Continue reading >>

Boston Chronic Illness Support Groups - Chronic Illness Group Therapy Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts - Chronic Illness Counseling Groups Boston

Boston Chronic Illness Support Groups - Chronic Illness Group Therapy Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts - Chronic Illness Counseling Groups Boston

We welcome new members to our support group. Let us know if you're interested. We can give you the timings and discuss costs and insurance. Your email will go straight to the professional running the support group. Please keep it fairly short (i.e. less than 200 words). A confirmation copy will be emailed to you. Make sure to double check your email address or phone number so that the support group professional can get back to you. Follow up with a phone call if you haven't heard from them within 24 hours. Psychology Today does not read or retain your email. However, a copy will be sent to you for your records. Please beaware that email is not a secure means of communication and spam filters may prevent your email from reaching thetherapist. The therapist should respond to you by email, although we recommend that you follow up with a phone call.If you prefer corresponding via phone, leave your contact number. Sending an email using this page does not guarantee that the recipient will receive, read or respond to your email. If this is an emergency do not use this form. Call 911 or your nearest hospital. Continue reading >>

Diabetes Support Group

Diabetes Support Group

This post was contributed by a community member. Winchester Hospital's Center for Healthy Living provides a variety of free support groups to help individuals and their families. We believe that education and support is the key to empowering people with diabetes to better manage their disease. Support groups are led by Diane Douchette, a certified diabetes nurse educator, and meet in the conference room on the first floor of The Center for Cancer Care at Winchester Hospital, 620 Washington Street, Winchester, MA. The next support group is scheduled for Thursday, March 5th, 2015. This group meets from 5:30-6:30. Adults 18 and older, individuals with Type 1 diabetes, individuals with Type 2 diabetes, and women with gestational diabetes are all welcome to participate. If you have any questions about the support groups please contact Diane Doucette, FNP, MSN, CDE at 781-456-4719 or [email protected] Patch welcomes contributions and comments from our users. We strive for civil, enlightened discussions on Patch stories and local issues. Please abide by our posting standards: Users who violate our posting rules will have their comments blocked or deleted. Users who flagrantly violate our standards can be banned at the moderator's discretion. Featured Events are paid listings by users and receive priority placement on Patch, on our social pages and in our daily newsletters. To promote your local event on Patch, click here. Continue reading >>

Joslin Diabetes Center - Home | Facebook

Joslin Diabetes Center - Home | Facebook

Cant attend next weeks A Taste of Ginger but want to support Joslin Diabetes Center and the Asian American Diabetes Initiative? You can bid on some spectacular auction items and support Joslin! Items include More a private food truck party for 25 people, a chef's banquet for 10 people at Changsho Restaurant, a stay in North Conway, NH, Red Sox tickets and more! You can start bidding now at: www.501auctions.com/atasteofginger . Bidding for our Silent Auction items is NOW OPEN! It's easy, fun and open to everyone- whether you can attend the event or not! Check out out items and bid on your favorite items!Follow these simple steps to start bidding: 1. Sign in to your account or register for an account at the top right of thi... If youre a foodie, you dont want to miss our A Taste of Ginger event on April 9, 2018 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Restaurants include: Bon Me Foods , Changsho , The Chubby Chickpea Truck , Flour More Dont miss your chance to enjoy sensational food at this years event! Buy your tickets before it is too late at www.joslin.org/ginger . A Taste of Ginger - Joslin Diabetes Center DIABETES OUTPATIENT INTENSIVE TREATMENT (TYPE 1) Two upcoming DO IT sessions (May 14 and August 6) are designed specifically for people with type 1 diabetes. DO IT is a four-consecutive-day program that offers More you the chance to tune-up your diabetes management at Joslin. The DO IT team will work with you to design a personalized nutrition, exercise and medication plan, utilizing the latest research-based techniques. Joslin Diabetes Center | DO IT: Diabetes Outpatient Intensive Treatment Program Joslin Diabetes Center is the worlds foremost institution for diabetes research, clinical care and education. In celebration of "Team Joslin Tuesday," it's time to learn abo Continue reading >>

Diabetes Program | Boston Children's Hospital

Diabetes Program | Boston Children's Hospital

#1 Ranked Children's Hospital by U. S. News & World Report At the Boston Children's Hospital Diabetes Program, our team is dedicated to empowering your child to lead a healthy life through the effective management of his or her diabetes or other disorder of carbohydrate metabolism. We understand that when your child is diagnosed with diabetes, fears for his or her safety as well as uncertainties surrounding lifestyle changesoften for the whole familycan loom large, and were here to help. Our team includes: specialists in diabetology and endocrinology to determine the proper course of treatment for your child diabetes nurse educators to show you and your child how to monitor blood glucose levels and practice other aspects of the self-care your child needs to help prevent future complications dieticians and nutritionists to help plan an individual meal plan for your child medical social workers to help you attend to your childs psycho-social needs, navigate the challenges of life with diabetes, and connect with support groups and other community resources. Boston Children's has been ranked in Diabetes in & Endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report . At Boston Childrens, we provide comprehensive care to infants, children, adolescents and young adults with all types of diabetes, including: We see patients at our Boston campus and at several locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts. How Boston Children's Approaches Diabetes Because diabetes can require lifelong management, researchers at Boston Childrens are investigating the earliest stages of the disease in order to understand how the disease develops and how it can be treated. Areas of research focus on how to keep the insulin-secreting beta cells alive as a method both for treatment and prevention of Type I diabetes t Continue reading >>

Diabetes Support Group

Diabetes Support Group

Please join us at Addison Gilbert Hospital for a monthly support group where we will discuss topics such as: Coping with the emotional aspect of diabetes tips for success Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Maryann Swanson 978.304.8415 to register THE LEAPFROG GROUP'S HOSPITAL SAFETY SCORE Since the onset of the Hospital Safety Score in Spring 2012, the publicly available data showed Beverly Hospital and Addision Gilbert Hospital have consistently exceeded the standards of other medical institutions in terms of patient safety procedures in place, earning them both a Straight As distinction. Public Announcement Concerning a Proposed Health Care Project Lahey Health System, Inc., located at 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805 (the parent of Lahey Clinic Hospital, Inc., 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805, Northeast Hospital Corp., 85 Herrick Street, Beverly, MA 01915, and Winchester Hospital, 41 Highland Avenue, Winchester, MA 01890), CareGroup, Inc., located at 109 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 (the parent of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc., 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 (which in turn includes Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, Inc., 199 Reedsdale Road, Milton, MA 02186, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Needham, Inc., 148 Chestnut Street, Needham, MA 02492, and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Plymouth, Inc., 275 Sandwich Street, Plymouth, MA 02360), New England Baptist Hospital, 125 Parker Hill Road, Boston, MA 02120, and Mount Auburn Hospital, 330 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138), and Seacoast Regional Health Systems, Inc., located at 25 Highland Avenue, Newburyport, MA 01950 (the parent of Anna Jaques Hospital, 25 Highland Avenue, Newburyport, MA 01950) (collectively the "Applicant"), intend to file an Application for Continue reading >>

New England Office Of The American Diabetes Association

New England Office Of The American Diabetes Association

There are currently no upcoming event(s). Camp Carefree is a lifeline for children with diabetes to develop the critical skills needed to thrive while managing this disease. Attending summer camp helps children develop social skills, self-respect and life-long friendships. We give campers the opportunity to meet other campers just like themselves while fostering independence, building self-confidence and gaining an awareness of a healthy lifestyle through education, nutrition, exercise, emotional well-being and glucose control. Life isn't fair for people with diabetes. First, there is the simple fact of coping with a chronic illness. Second, there are the barriers that prevent people with diabetes from enjoying the same opportunities at the rest of the population. Our Advocacy efforts work to bring down the barriers and fund critical diabetes research. Take action and become a Diabetes Advocate today ! Your involvement as an American Diabetes Association volunteerwhether on a local or national levelwill help improve lives of everyone impacted by diabetes, maybe even someone close to you. There are many ways for you to get involveda little time can have a big impact. Healthy Recipes: Delicious Recipe Kits Delivered - 2017-03-chefd.html We've teamed up with Chef'd to bring you healthy recipe kits. Ways to Give : Vacation for Donations - ways-to-give-201710-hotelscom.html Travel bookings completed through Hotels.com give 5% back to the Association. Ask the Experts: Learn to Live Well with Diabetes - ask-the-experts.html Get answers during live Q&A with diabetes experts. Podcast Series: In It Together celebrates the steps you take - in-it-together.html Help change the conversation about type 2 diabetes. Recipes and More: Diabetes Food Hub - recipes-and-more-1.html Explore Continue reading >>

Finding The Right Diabetes Support Groups

Finding The Right Diabetes Support Groups

Sometimes a person with diabetes can feel very alone and “different.” Support groups are important and helpful to people with diabetes, because they provide a venue to meet others who share similar medical and psychosocial concerns, according to Marilyn Ritholz, Ph.D., Licensed Staff Psychologist, at Joslin Diabetes Center. By meeting with others who have diabetes, you can feel that the members of the group can understand your experience firsthand. By sharing their experiences, group members can feel part of a community and gain a greater sense of value and power from this feeling of belonging. Diabetes Support Groups at Joslin Joslin offers different types of diabetes support groups. Some of these groups include: Women’s Diabetes Support Group- “We have found that women of different ages are facing specific issues. Therefore, the group provides a venue for discussion of particular concerns for women with diabetes,” Ritholz says. For example, Joslin is now running a women’s group for ages 21-35 years old that have type 1 diabetes and are facing concerns regarding diabetes management, acceptance of diabetes, relationships, and consideration of pregnancy. Couples Support Group- These groups only meet once and have couples share concerns and discuss what it’s like to live with diabetes in a relationship. “Both the person with diabetes and the significant other get support and understanding of diabetes from different perspectives.” Joslin offers other diabetes support groups, such as coping with diabetes, men’s age-based support groups, young and middle-aged women’s diabetes support group, and a Latino support group. There are also support groups available for children with diabetes and their parents. Each program includes supervised group activities f Continue reading >>

Support Groups In New England | Diabetic Connect

Support Groups In New England | Diabetic Connect

By bruinsgirl978 Latest Reply2015-09-03 03:05:40 -0500 I have had Type 1 Diabetes since I was 19. I am now 33 and still do not know anyone I can relate too with this. I am tired. So so tired. I am stressed. My work and home life are effected and I am looking local support groups to meet with. Anyone know of any in Massachusetts or New Hampshire. The American Diabetes Association was not helpful. Where are you in New England? I can do a lookup for you for either people or places where support groups exist and/or people who you can contact. Just send me city, state or area, state. Don't need/want anything more specific than that I can relate. Had diabetes since age TWO and am now 55 (almost 56) which means hit 54 years of extra sweetness in two months!! I've been pumping since age 19 1/2 (34+ years) and CGMS since it's release 17+ years ago. I can definitely relate to your feelings but there ARE certain things to check and to do. send me a message if want to You might try to contact the ADA or JDRF in your area to see if they have any info on support groups. When I lived in west central NH, I went to one in Newport. I learned of it through a diabetic acquaintance who was very active in the ADA. Most local hospitals also have support groups for various conditions. Since moving to Florida, I haven't joined any support group but know that there is one that meets at my local hospital. Hope you find what you need. Thanks but I already go to Joslin. The support group right now is for teens to 30. I was too old to get in. They have a Do It program but my insurance won't cover it and I can't afford time off. Thanks though. Please contact the Joslin Center in Boston, they have the largest diabetes center in new england. The phone number to reach them is 617-309-2440. I will be st Continue reading >>

Mgh Social Service

Mgh Social Service

What : Massachusetts General Hospital offers free Diabetes Self-Management Support Groups for our adult patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes . Participants are invited to bring a friend or relative for further support. When/Where : These groups are held in a welcoming and private environment that will let you discuss your concerns with group moderators and other patients with diabetes. Please click here for a calendar of support group times and locations. Contact : See site specific contact information below including contact information for specific practices with diabetes support groups: Diabetes Self-Management Education Program For Mass General patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes The Diabetes Self-Management Education program offers a comprehensive education program for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics and their family/friends who support them. For more information, please visit: Continue reading >>

Emotional Support For Type 1 Diabetes

Emotional Support For Type 1 Diabetes

A support group can provide you with emotional encouragement as you deal with challenges unique to people with type 1 diabetes. "Having a support group can put you in touch with other people who are going through the same thing," notes Jennifer Goldman-Levine, PharmD, a diabetes educator and associate professor of pharmacy practice at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston. Goldman-Levine says that support groups are especially important because being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes can be isolating. "Only a small population in the diabetes community — 5 to 10 percent — has type 1 diabetes." Dana Lewis, a student at the University of Alabama and a diabetes advocate who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 14, agrees that feeling alone is a significant issue for type 1 diabetics. "Diabetes is not a disease or an illness that anyone can see. People don't think [having type 1 diabetes is] a big deal, but any fluctuations in your blood sugar can affect your mood and your performance in the classroom or at work," Lewis explains. A major benefit of type 1 diabetes support groups is "having someone who understands what it is like to live with that," she adds. Type 1 Diabetes: In-Person Support Groups When you get together with others who have type 1 diabetes, you can encourage each other, share ideas, talk about your experiences, and find new ways to cope with your condition. "There are [specific] problems that may arise in patients with type 1 diabetes, and sometimes going to support groups with other people who have been living with it longer than you can help," explains Goldman-Levine. She says that support group members can teach you things like how to adjust your insulin levels based on what you eat. "You can learn a lot from other people Continue reading >>

Support Groups Child Therapy Boston

Support Groups Child Therapy Boston

Support Groups alison 2018-05-25T02:06:14+00:00 Child Therapy Boston is thrilled to announce the addition of Specialized Support Groups for Children and Teens to our Boston based child and adolescent therapy practice. We will now be offering Sibling Support Groups for Siblings of children with developmental disabilities and mental health disorders. If you have any questions or would like more information about our support groups please feel free to contact us [email protected] Growing up with a brother or sister who has a chronic medical condition, a developmental disability or a mental health disorder can be very challenging for the well siblings. There are a number of reasons and ways that this can affect siblings including confusion, guilt, sadness, jealousy, anger, and despair. There are so many thoughts and emotions that go along with the experience of being this type of sibling and many of these are thoughts and emotions that other friends and even family members cant always understand. For this reason we offer a very special program to honor the siblings of kids with developmental disabilities and mental health disorders. Our sibling support groups offer a chance for siblings to connect with other kids and teens who are going through the same things and understand all of the thoughts and emotions that they may often be too afraid to share. These groups provide a safe and supportive environment for kids and teens to talk about their feelings, participate in dynamic therapeutic activities, and experience the power of connecting with others just like them. Our sibling support groups meet monthly and require an intake with our group leader. Please feel free to contact us at 781-400-2641 or [email protected] Continue reading >>

Diabetes Services - South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth - Boston, Massachusetts (ma)

Diabetes Services - South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth - Boston, Massachusetts (ma)

Social support and lifestyle adjustments You will benefit from the experience of our registered nurses, each of whom is certified in diabetes education. You will learn ways to reduce the likelihood of long-term health complications, through improved day-to-day management of your diabetes. A registered dietitian will provide nutritional assessments and recommendations specific to your lifestyle. You will learn how to count carbohydrates, how to read food labels, and how to incorporate the foods you love into healthy meal planning, whether at home or in a restaurant. An exercise physiologist will customize an exercise program, where youll learn the benefits of activity and glucose control. You can also participate in a diabetes exercise program at South Shore Hospital. Most health insurances cover all or part of our services. Some health insurances may require a primary care physician referral. Please contact your health plan administrator for details. For further information regarding diabetes education classes, please contact the Diabetes Center at 781-624-4166. Other services include the following support group at no charge to participants: Diabetes Support Group (for adults with diabetes) South Shore Hospital offers a monthly Diabetes Support Group, a great opportunity to share your concerns with others living with diabetes. The support group meets the first Wednesday of each month. Please call the Diabetes Center at 781-624-4166 for more information. Continue reading >>

Joslin Diabetes Center

Joslin Diabetes Center

Provide state of the art diabetes & endocrine medical care within a team setting Be the provider of choice for diabetes & endocrine services in response to the community's needs and new research findings Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, Stewardship Member of a high-risk ethnic group (e.g., African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Asian American, Pacific Islander) You have high blood pressure (at or above 140/90) You have a history of diabetes during pregnancy or you are a woman who has had a baby weighing more than nine pounds at birth. Three-session class series covering all aspects of diabetes management; the focus is on changing behaviors to help people better manage their disease (covered by most insurance) Support Group and Weight Management Support Group: Talk about your diabetes problems and share your solutions with others (free). Scheduled with nurse or a dietitian (covered by some insurance or fee for service). How the Joslin System Works and The Joslin Diabetes Center Team The Joslin System relies on a team of specialists to provide both inpatients and outpatients with a comprehensive approach to the management of their diabetes. Whatever a patient's particular need, the Joslin Team will collaborate with the patient to develop an individualized plan of care. The approach is based on empowering patients by teaching them how to manage their own care. The team includes the following specialists: Diabetologist - A physician who specializes in diabetes and is responsible for the patients overall care and treatment Endocrinologist - A physician who specializes in the care of the endocrine glands and the hormones produced by them. Includes diabetes and disorders of thyroid and metabolism. Nurse Practitioner - Specially trained specialist Continue reading >>

Joslin Diabetes Center Honors Carla Gomes

Joslin Diabetes Center Honors Carla Gomes

Haute Spots Boston: CityFeast: Dining Out to Conquer Diabetes Even though the New Year is always full of promises for healthier resolutions, we say theres always room to indulge, especially if its for a good cause. Thats just whatCityFeast: Dining Out to Conquer Diabetespromises on Sunday, January 29. The 12th annual event, which includes a five-course dinner and wine pairings being held throughout severalNorth End restaurants,is this year honoring 26-year-old David Gomes for living with Type 1 diabetes for the past 25 years. Davids mother, Carla Agrippino Gomes , owner of Antico Forno and Terramia Ristorante , created CityFeast as a way of giving back to Joslin Diabetes Center , whereher son has continued to receive life-saving care since his diagnosis on his firstbirthday. Read more Joslin Diabetes Center Receives Three Awards from the Boston Business Journals 2015 Healthcare Heroes BOSTON (August 12, 2015) The Boston Business Journal (BBJ) has selected three recipients from Joslin Diabetes Center to receive the 2015 Healthcare Heroes Awards, which honors those who have worked tirelessly to improve the overall health and wellness of those living in Massachusetts and beyond. The awardees include Lloyd P. Aiello, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Beetham Eye Institute and Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School; Melinda Maryniuk, M.Ed., R.D., C.D.E., Director of Care Programs at Joslin Diabetes Center; and Carla Gomes, proprietor of Antico Forno and Terramia in the North End of Boston. We are honored to have three of Joslins distinguished faculty and supporters receive recognition for their dedication and accomplishments in research, patient care and volunteer work, said John L. Brooks III, President and CEO of Joslin Diabetes Center. These awards reflect the d Continue reading >>

More in diabetes