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A 12 week program for African American women in midlife (40-70) focusing on developing habits of health, obtaining information, tools and skills for self-care. The 12 week program provides an individual plan for living daily lives of prevention. focusing on stress management, fitness, nutrition with experts in those fields. The 12 weeks increases knowledge, changes attitudes and paradigms, and changes behavior. It also decreases Blood Pressure, improves weight (BMI) and decreases blood sugar. Contact for locations of programs. The Gaston & Porter Health Improvement Center, Inc. Good Samaritan Hospital - Stress Managment This free, ongoing class teaches participants to pay attention to their level of stress. This free, ongoing class teaches participants to pay attention to their level of stress. You will learn why stress, when left unchecked, can lead to disease and what you can do to interrupt the body's response to stress. Meditation principles are taught as well as other practices that can be used every day. The group meets on the fourth Monday of each month from 6:30-8pm. Call 443-444-4100 to register. Our facility is handicapped accessible, and parking is free. Spanish Catholic Center Diabetes Type 2 Education Class Hours Monday 8:30am-8pm, Tuesday 8:30am-5pm, Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm, Thursday 8:30am-5pm, Friday 8:30am-5pm General Medical Services:We welcome people of all ages who are low-income and uninsured, or covered by Alliance DC, and provide low-cost, patient-centered primary care services and specialty services on-site, including minor surgery, Gynecology, Cardiology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, Dermatology, Orthopedics, Acupuncture and referrals to other specialty services including Physical Therapy. Additional Programs to Enhance Health Care:Chronic Care Init Continue reading >>

Support Groups - Lancaster General Health

Support Groups - Lancaster General Health

Lancaster General Health offers people with diabetes and pre-diabetes a full spectrum of resources for mind, body and spirit. Support groups and classes provide information, motivation and emotional support for diabetes patients of all ages. Diabetes support groups are free, and pre-registration is not requiredso join and share! This support group welcomes people of all ages who are interested in support and education about Type 2 diabetes. Date: Meets on the third Monday of each month Place: 3rd Floor Conference Room in the Suburban Outpatient Pavilion, 2100 Harrisburg Pike For more info: If you are attending for the first time, please call Shirley Rineer at 717-786-2503 or to confirm the meeting time and location. This support group welcomes women who seek information and emotional support for managing and coping with Type 1, or insulin-dependent, diabetes. Date: Meets on the first Wednesday of select months. Check for upcoming dates . Place: 3rd Floor Conference Room in the Suburban Outpatient Pavilion, 2100 Harrisburg Pike For more info: Please call -888-LGH-INFO (544-4636). Continue reading >>

Lohmann: Local Couple Going National With Diabetes Support Group

Lohmann: Local Couple Going National With Diabetes Support Group

Lohmann: Local couple going national with diabetes support group Alana and Rhodes Ritenour are relaunching their diabetes support group online in an attempt to reach more people. The first time Alana Malick took Rhodes Ritenour home to meet her parents, they couldnt help but wonder why in the world Ritenour kept fiddling with the pager strapped to his side during lunch. As her parents speculated on what sort of business her new friend might be running that required his attention while they ate and as Malick was thinking, less than graciously, Well, this is a great first impression Ritenour noticed all eyes upon him. The young man who had gotten to know Malick as they were both law students studying for the bar examination explained he had diabetes and had to give himself insulin to help his body regulate the food he was eating. Ritenour was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a child. The sometimes minute-by-minute management of the disease became second nature to him long ago, but for others not familiar with diabetes, it can be an eye-opening experience. That was 2005. In the ensuing 11 years, Malick and Ritenour have married, had two children and commenced careers as attorneys. Now, with Alana Ritenour well-acquainted with helping her husband manage his diabetes We live it every day, she says they are teaming up to launch a national, online diabetes support group. The site, TheDiabetesSupportGroup.org , is free and features a series of short videos of the Ritenours addressing various issues related to managing diabetes, as well as links to other resources for those with diabetes and those who support them. Eventually, the site will include episodes of their new half-hour program, Life, Love & Diabetes, on CBS 6s digital substations. The first episode will air on CBS 6 Continue reading >>

The Importance Of Diabetes Support Groups

The Importance Of Diabetes Support Groups

The Importance of Diabetes Support Groups The Importance of Diabetes Support Groups Post Date: September 2017 | Category: Diabetes Diabetes support groups can be a crucial tool in managing your diabetes. Peer support can be the missing link in helping people with diabetes address the psychosocial and emotional health aspects of their condition. Diabetes support groups, both online and off, have made my personal experience with type 1 diabetes more positive. You, too, can benefit from those connections. Whether it's exercise, diet, or emotional health hurdles, peers who understand what you're going through are a powerful resource for living well. But what exactly does peer-to-peer support provide, and how is it different from what I get from my doctor? Have you ever spied someone checking their blood sugar before eating lunch? Have you heard someone ask, "Is this soda definitely diet?" before they're willing to take a small sip to confirm? There is something intensely powerful about having one of those "me, too!" moments. They confirm that you aren't alone in your journey. When you see other people doing what you do and dealing with what you deal with, it can be so comforting. With that "me, too" moment comes emotional support. There's a lot of focus on numbers, like A1C, weight, and blood sugars, but there's more to diabetes than just the basic data. Living with a chronic illness comes with some emotional weight, which at times may be hard to carry all on your own. Reaching out to others who know what you're going through can make talking about your experience with diabetes easier. Your frame of mind needs to be in tip-top shape in order to manage your health, so don't be shy about asking for help when it comes to lifting the mental load. You will be better for it! Wit Continue reading >>

How To Find Diabetes Support Groups

How To Find Diabetes Support Groups

Diabetics need information and support, and groups offer both.(ISTOCKPHOTO)Joining a community of people with diabeteseither an online or in-person versioncan provide you with a rich source of encouragement and information. Members can help you solve problems, suggest questions for your next doctor's visit, and get you through tough times. Paul Shirley felt better after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in December 2006. For years he'd been battling sinus infections and fatigue, which he now knows were issues related to the diabetes. He changed his diet and started taking medication. Then he aggravated an old shoulder injury, which required surgery and physical therapy. He started feeling terrible again and had difficulty controlling his blood sugar. Use These Sites to Find Diabetes Doctors and Health-Care Providers The 56-year-old Easley, S.C., resident wondered if it could be related to his injury. So he asked the members of a diabetes-related email group. Of course, they said: Being sick or injured can throw off your blood sugar. "You can't go to your doctor or even your diabetes educator every time you have a question. But you can go on this list, and people are glad to talk to you about it," he says. Although the support group members aren't experts, their "friendly, experienced" advice is sometimes all the help he needs. Shirley, who's working on his doctorate in psychology, notes that some people in online groups may argue or push unwanted advice on you. In that case, it's best to ignore them or privately email the moderator, the person responsible for maintaining order on the discussion board or email list. To find an online discussion board or email list, check out the American Diabetes Association , dLife , or Diabetes Talkfest . Next Page: Get your questi Continue reading >>

Diabetes Support Group

Diabetes Support Group

Occurs: Tuesday, April 10 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Galter LifeCenter, 5157 N. Francisco Ave. Meet us in the Diabetes Community Center on the 2nd floor To RSVP or to learn more, please call Muna Siddiqi(certified diabetes educator) at 773-878-8200, ext. 2596. Occurs: Tuesday, May 08 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Galter LifeCenter, 5157 N. Francisco Ave. Meet us in the Diabetes Community Center on the 2nd floor To RSVP or to learn more, please call Muna Siddiqi(certified diabetes educator) at 773-878-8200, ext. 2596. Occurs: Tuesday, June 12 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Galter LifeCenter, 5157 N. Francisco Ave. Meet us in the Diabetes Community Center on the 2nd floor To RSVP or to learn more, please call Muna Siddiqi(certified diabetes educator) at 773-878-8200, ext. 2596. Occurs: Tuesday, July 10 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Galter LifeCenter, 5157 N. Francisco Ave. Meet us in the Diabetes Community Center on the 2nd floor To RSVP or to learn more, please call Muna Siddiqi(certified diabetes educator) at 773-878-8200, ext. 2596. Occurs: Tuesday, August 14 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Galter LifeCenter, 5157 N. Francisco Ave. Meet us in the Diabetes Community Center on the 2nd floor To RSVP or to learn more, please call Muna Siddiqi(certified diabetes educator) at 773-878-8200, ext. 2596. Occurs: Tuesday, September 11 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Galter LifeCenter, 5157 N. Francisco Ave. Meet us in the Diabetes Community Center on the 2nd floor To RSVP or to learn more, please call Muna Siddiqi(certified diabetes educator) at 773-878-8200, ext. 2596. Occurs: Tuesday, October 09 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Galter LifeCenter, 5157 N. Francisco Ave. Meet us in the Diabetes Community Center on the 2nd floor To RSVP or to learn more, please call Muna Siddiqi(certified diabetes educator) at 773-878-8200, ext. 2596. Occurs: Tuesday, November 13 6:3 Continue reading >>

Diabetes Self Help Facilitated By Local Diabetes Research: The Coventry Asian Diabetes Support Group.

Diabetes Self Help Facilitated By Local Diabetes Research: The Coventry Asian Diabetes Support Group.

Diabetes self help facilitated by local diabetes research: the Coventry Asian Diabetes Support Group. Sheikh Rashid Diabetes Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK. Diabetic South Asians know less about the nature of diabetes than Europeans. In view of the difficulties in communicating with diabetic South Asians in a clinical environment, a 'self help group' was established. The group was initially resourced by the Coventry Diabetes Study, became independent after 2 years and has met monthly for 4 years. Meetings are led and organized by local diabetic South Asians and include invited speakers and discussions. All meetings are held in one of the South Asian languages, particularly Punjabi. Attendance has ranged from 15 to 50, almost exclusively from the surveyed diabetic population of one electoral ward. Those with a high glycated haemoglobin (HbA1 > 9.5%) were assessed 12 months after invitation to the group, 44% (22/51) of whom attended at least twice. Those living over 1 mile from the meeting place and those speaking a minority language were least likely to attend. Those who attended the group had a greater drop in HbA1 and increase in 'knowledge score' than those not attending (both p < 0.01). The continued existence of the group illustrates the ability of local health workers to facilitate and empower local communities to become more responsible for their own health. Continue reading >>

Diabetes Uk Local Groups

Diabetes Uk Local Groups

Adjusting to the knowledge that you or a member of your family has diabetes takes time and it is often helpful to meet other people who live with diabetes and have been through a similar situation. They can offer understanding, help and support at an important time. A good way of finding this help is to join a local support group - one of our Diabetes UKsupporter groups. View the full listing of groups in Northern Ireland , or use our postcode finder for contact details of a group in your area. The supporter groups in Northern Ireland are all run voluntarily by people living with diabetes. Supporter groups can offer you local information and support, and the chance to meet other people who live with diabetes. The groups can also offer you the opportunity to get involved in a range of activities from fundraising for diabetes research to influencing healthcare locally. All groups welcome new members - if you'd like more information about any of the groups please email [email protected] . We also have family support groups, which cater for children with diabetes and their parents. If there isn't a local group in your area, the Local Groups team can provide you with help and resources to set one up - please send an email, including your full postcode, to [email protected] . Local Groups Support and Development Volunteer We are looking for friendly, dynamic strategic thinker to work with a cluster of local support groups across Northern Ireland, to help them plan for their future and support more people living with diabetes. As a Local Groups Support Volunteer, you will work closely with the Northern Ireland Volunteer Development Team to create and develop long-term sustainability plans. We are looking for people who are able to volunteer locally a Continue reading >>

Diabetes Support Groups In Dallas

Diabetes Support Groups In Dallas

Meetings & Social Activities for People with Diabetes At the Methodist Dallas Medical Center diabetes support group, we schedule fun outings, such as grocery store trips and dinners, to help people apply the lessons taught in classes. This group also brings in speakers on topics such as nutrition, foot care, and exercise. Throughout the year, the Methodist Diabetes Self-Management Support Group supports special events such as the annual American Diabetes Association Walk and hosts a Diabetes Technology Fair. Methodist Generations Diabetes Support Group Throughout the year Methodist Generations, senior services, at Methodist Dallas Medical Center hosts support groups and educational events with guest speakers including dieticians and physicians. Diabetes education is also offered through the Methodist Dallas Golden Cross Academic Clinic . Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System, Methodist Health System, or any of its affiliated hospitals. Continue reading >>

Finding A Support Group For Type 2 Diabetes

Finding A Support Group For Type 2 Diabetes

After getting a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, you may be spurred to make important lifestyle changes. But these changes often don’t happen overnight, and enthusiasm for eating healthier, getting regular activity, and monitoring your blood sugar can be difficult to maintain over the long term. Finding and sticking with a support group can keep you engaged and motivated. According to the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support published in Diabetes Care in January 2013, on average, those initial health improvements people often make begin to diminish within six months if a person doesn’t have ongoing self-management support. But people with type 2 diabetes who attend support group meetings are better able to sustain or even build on their health improvements, according to a study published in the January 2012 issue of Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. The Benefits of Outside Support Family and friends are often the first line of diabetes support — and they can provide quite a bit, says Susan Gustavsson, RN, BSN, CDE, a diabetes nurse educator who leads diabetes support groups at the Center for Endocrinology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. However, Gustavsson says many people with type 2 diabetes often find that it's more helpful to talk with others personally dealing with the condition. “A diabetes support group can provide a place to go to discuss issues that others with the condition may be experiencing too,” she says. “It can help the person with diabetes realize that he or she is not alone.” There are several factors to consider when looking for a support group, Gustavsson says. Do you want a group that provides speakers or a traditional group with a facilitator who leads the discussion? You might want a support Continue reading >>

Super Support Group Helps Women Thrive

Super Support Group Helps Women Thrive

I didn't want to tell anyone, because [diabetes] was embarrassing. I look at it differently now, because it's like, 'Oh my gosh, I'm not alone.' Denise Kurek, Pancreatically Challenged support group member From left: Cynthia Whitten, Lisa Porter (seated), Loretta Baker, Janice Goffin, Jill Cole, Fran Seikaly, Denise Kurek (seated), Joanne Pierick. Absent: Michele Dick, Irene Kearney, Amy Cheff, Chris Yriart. "We can be a little intimidating." That's how a member described Pancreatically Challenged, a Detroit-area support group for women with diabetes. I had visited the group in the Dearborn Heights, Mich., home of one of its members, Lisa Porter. "These very sweet, very cute, very friendly ladies? No way," I thought. They had offered me treats! They asked about my family! How could they be intimidating? Then we started talking diabetes, and I got it. The members of Pancreatically Challenged are in charge of their diabetes. They're all using insulin pumps, checking their blood glucose levels regularly (about half use continuous glucose monitors ), and vocal about the latest best practices in diabetes management. "We're all very proactive in taking care of our diabetes. Not perfect, just proactive," says Janice Goffin, RN, CDE, 56, of Redford, Mich. Goffin is a nurse and certified diabetes educator and has type 1 diabetes . To find a support group, visit diabetes.org/community to locate your local American Diabetes Association office and ask about area support groups, or check with your local hospital or health care provider. DiabetesSisters is a nonprofit organization that runs regional meet-ups. To find a meet-up near you, visit diabetessisters.org . Diabetes can bring some gender-specific challenges. Learn more at diabetes.org/men and diabetes.org/women . "We've had a Continue reading >>

Support Programs Nevada Diabetes Association

Support Programs Nevada Diabetes Association

Meets Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month at: Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum -490 Center Street-Reno, NV 89501-Time: 6:30-7:30 pm Diabetic Children and Family Support Group and Reno Family Support Group- are special and supportive environment for parents and children to learn about diabetes management. Features include: guest speakers, youth activities, special events and parties. These events take place the first Tuesday (LV) and the 2nd Wednesday of the month (in Reno). DCAF/ FS have helped ease the pain and frustration of newly diagnosed families. This group has created a forum for those affect by diabetes to come and share thoughts, ideas and ease suffering. 3.Las Vegas Injection Connection and Northern Injection Connection Teen Support Groups Events and Times are all located on calendar . Please also see the Teen Events and Programming-Injection Connection Tab 4.ADEMS Adult Diabetes Support Group Las Vegas Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month. West Charleston Library- 6301 West Charleston Blvd- Las Vegas, NV. Time 5pm. ADEMS Provides valuable up to date information on the management and control of diabetes. When one is in the center of the community there is no need to look in from afar. ADEMS is where the in crowd with diabetes is on the second Tuesday of each month. If you ever had questions about diabetes and wish to know how others are managing their disease process or if you just desire new and improved techniques for the control of diabetes then we are here for you. Meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 6-7 pm Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus-MacDonald Conference Center-3001 St. Rose Pkwy.-Henderson, NV 89052 In this support group, parents and kids with diabetes (up to age 12) share and learn new ways to overcome obstacles and be successful in Continue reading >>

4 Ways Type 2 Diabetes Support Groups Can Change Your Life

4 Ways Type 2 Diabetes Support Groups Can Change Your Life

When youre living with type 2 diabetes , you know how important it is to check your blood sugar , eat the right foods , and stay active. Butbeing aware of these actions and actually doing them consistently can be two very different things. This is where a diabetes support group can go a long way toward successfully managing your diabetes. Connecting with other people who have diabetes can help you stay motivated to take care of yourself by offering both practical and personal support. According to a study published in the January 2012 issue of Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice , people with type 2 diabetes who attend support groups are more successful at maintaining or even improving their health. Here are just a few of the benefits diabetes support groups offer: Its common for people living with diabetes to feel isolated, especially if you've been recently diagnosed or dont have any family or friends with the disease . A diabetes support group can help you realize youre far from alone. Youll meet an entire group of people who understand what you're going through and are happy to offer guidance and encouragement. 2. Practical Advice Makes Managing Blood Sugar Easier Support groups can provide a wealth of information and ideas on ways to make managing diabetes easier, such as diabetes-friendly recipes the whole family can enjoy, tips for eating right at holiday parties and work events, and local resources for people with diabetes. Plus, you may meet new friends to exercise and do other activities with. 3. Personal Connection Is What Makes Diabetes Support Groups So Effective When you're living with diabetes, taking care of yourself is a priority. If you are caring for a family, have a demanding job, or have other responsibilities, you may feel overwhelmed at times Continue reading >>

Connect With A Diabetes Support Group

Connect With A Diabetes Support Group

If you have diabetes, getting support is very important because the disease is not only physical but comes with a lot of psychological pressure which may be very difficult to resolve alone and could make us give up easily. Support is based on the idea that those who live with chronic illnesses can share experiences amongst themselves. You can build collective trust knowing that members of the support group have firsthand understanding of the diabetic condition. Being part of the community and collectively dealing with challenges, gives you strength, value and a greater sense of belonging. There are diabetes support groups all over the United States. Below are just a few of these groups which will expose you to relevant individuals who will assist in resolving any challenges you could encounter about diabetes: The DiabetesSisters group also referred to as Sister Match, was created by Brandy Barnes. It connects people with diabetes. The group accommodates women who are 18 years of age and above living with any type of diabetes. The organization was 12,000 members and offers both online and in-person programs, such as online forums, articles, webinars, National Conferences, Leadership Institute, and monthly peer support meetups throughout the United States. TuDiabetes.org created by Manny Hernandez in 2002, provides an online forum for both men and women living with diabetes. It is a California-based non-profit organization that accommodates people with type 1, type 2, as well as gestational diabetes. It is an extension of Beyond Type 1. Free diabetes support group meetings are scheduled for an hour every month. The group provides education as well as support to individual members. The Diabetes Education Center at Jackson County Regional Health Center is located in Maquok 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 >>

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