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How To Facilitate A Diabetes Support Group

Diabetes Support Group

Diabetes Support Group

Warning: Illegal string offset 'twitter' in E:\websites\blogs.ifas.ufl.edu\wp-content\themes\organic-origin-child\functions.php on line 126 Warning: Illegal string offset 'gplus' in E:\websites\blogs.ifas.ufl.edu\wp-content\themes\organic-origin-child\functions.php on line 155 This support group is for anyone with Type 1 or 2 Diabetes. Varying topics are presented with informal support and discussion. A Registered Dietitian and a Mental Health Counselor will facilitate some sessions. On April 19 & May 18 participants will prepare a healthy meal to take home and cook. On April 26 & May 25 participants we will go to Aldis supermarket and to Beaver Street Farmers Market in Jacksonville. April 5: 11am to 12pm; April 12: 11am to 2pm; April 19: 11am to 12pm; April 26: 11am to 2pm; May 3: 11am to 12pm; May 10: 11am to 2pm; May 18: 11am to 12pm; May 25: 11am and 2pm. All sessions will be conducted in Callahan MCCI Building, 2nd Floor, 449621 US 301, Callahan, Florida 32097. To Register contact Melanie Hadden (904)507-2692.There is no cost to attend any of the sessions. Continue reading >>

Diabetes Centre - Educational Seminars And Support Groups (launceston General Hospital)

Diabetes Centre - Educational Seminars And Support Groups (launceston General Hospital)

Diabetes Centre - Educational Seminars and Support Groups (Launceston General Hospital) Every Monday (except Public Holidays) 1.30pm to 3.30pm Session Three: Complication of Diabetes Avoidable orInevitable 2nd Tuesday of each month, 9.00am to 3.30pm Introduction to Impaired Glucose Tolerance and PreDiabetes 1st Friday of each month. 9.00am to 12.00pm Every Monday (except Public Holidays). 9.00am to 12.00pm Every Monday (except Public Holidays) 3.00pm to 4.30pm 1st Thursday each month. 9.00am to 12.00pm Nurses and Allies Health Workers Diabetes Program 3 x 2 day seminars per year. Contact the Diabetes Centre for details. Staff of the Diabetes Centre facilitate regular community, school, universityand health professional training and support. Contact the Diabetes Centre fordetails and calendar of events. Northern Region Diabetes Centre Support Group(education, support & lobbying) Meets 1st Thursday each month 7.30pm to 9.30pm At Level 3 Meeting Room, Launceston General Hospital Contact Mr D Baker (chairperson) on (03) 6343 1561 Parents of Kidz with Diabetes Support Group Meets 2nd Wednesday each month, 10.00am to 12.30pm Meets 1st Tuesday each month 10.00am to 12.30pm At Level 3 Function Room, Diabetes Centre, Launceston General Hospital Contact - Social Worker Diabetes Centre (03) 6777 4145 Supernovas Junior Adolescent Social Group Contact - Social Worker Diabetes Centre (03) 6777 4145) 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 >>

Humboldt General Hospital | Diabetes Support Group To Focus On Heart Health

Humboldt General Hospital | Diabetes Support Group To Focus On Heart Health

News > 2016 > February > Diabetes Support Group to Focus on Heart Health Diabetes Support Group to Focus on Heart Health Humboldt General Hospitals Diabetes Support Group will discuss On Your Way to a Healthy Heart on Wednesday. The group will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 3, in the hospitals Sonoma conference room; Humboldt General Hospital Wellness Coordinator Billie Lucero will facilitate the evenings discussion. The Diabetes Support Group is open to people with diabetes, prediabetes, caregivers and those who are interested in preventing diabetes; there is no charge to attend, and all ages are welcome. Lucero said heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. But there is good news, she said. Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. She added, This months discussion will provide a great overview of this disease and how it affects our bodies. The Diabetes Support Group is open to people of all ages; there is no charge to attend. For more information, please email HGH Wellness Coordinator Billie Lucero at [email protected], or call (775) 623-5222, ext. 1297. Continue reading >>

The Medical Center - Scottsville

The Medical Center - Scottsville

In Support Groups, You Get (and Give) Help A variety of groups are available to help individuals and their loved ones find the support needed to manage their unique health needs. New members are always welcome. Check our online calendar for upcoming meeting dates. Alzheimer's Support Group - open to families and caregivers who need support in caring for a loved one with Alzheimers disease. Staff from the Barren River Adult Day Care Center facilitate the group. Support groups are held at The Medical Center Health & Wellness Center, The Medical Center at Franklin and The Medical Center at Scottsville. Cancer Support Group - This group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month in The Medical Center Cancer Treatment Center lobby from 5 to 6 p.m. Cancer patients, family members, and caregivers are welcome to attend. For more information, call (270) 781-7178. Diabetes Support Group - open to persons with diabetes and their family members who want to learn about how to manage diabetes. The certified diabetes educator from the Diabetes Education Program facilitates the group. Interstitial Cystitis Support Group - offers support and education to individuals who have interstitial cystitis and their family members. Mended Hearts - for individuals who have heart disease and/or who have had a heart procedure. This group is an excellent resource for patients of The Heart Institute at The Medical Center or patients of Healthy Hearts Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation . This groups meets at The Medical Center Auditorium. For more information, call (270) 796-6512. Stroke Support Group - offers support and education to individuals who have had a stroke and their family. This group is a component of The Medical Center's Primary Stroke Center . For more information, contact The Medical Center He Continue reading >>

Monthly Diabetes Support Group Schedule For 2018

Monthly Diabetes Support Group Schedule For 2018

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital will coordinate monthly diabetes support group meetings for Type I and Type II diabetics and their loved ones in 2018. 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. There will not be a meeting in January due to the New Year’s holiday. Topics starting in February include: February 5, Infections; March 5, What is Type 2 Diabetes?; April 2, Plate Method Diet; May 7, Kidney Disease; June 4, Carb Counting; July 2, Diabetes Bingo; August 6, Mediterranean Diet; September (closed for holiday); October 1, Asthma and Diabetes; November 5, Diabetes Distress; December 3, New Year, New You. For more information, call (716) 592-9643. Meetings will be canceled when Springville-Griffith Institute schools are closed for a snow day. Bertrand Chaffee Hospital’s event calendar is published on Google Calendar. Continue reading >>

Calendar Month View | Galveston County Health District

Calendar Month View | Galveston County Health District

Outlook/iCalendar Google Calendar Yahoo Calendar The Galveston County Health District (GCHD) is happy to offer a new monthly support group for people living with diabetes. Diabetes 101 is facilitated by a registered nurse and offers education about diabetes self-management. Topics will include monitoring blood glucose, healthy eating, meal planning, understanding food labels, counting carbs and managing stress through increased activity. This support group is an opportunity for people with diabetes to sit down together to share their experiences managing the condition, said Eileen Dawley, GCHD chief nursing officer. In addition to the peer support, our nurse will offer valuable education that will help those with diabetes live a healthy lifestyle. Diabetes 101 meets the second Wednesday of every month from noon to 1 p.m. in the GCHD WIC classroom in the Mid-County Annex, located at 9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway in Texas City. Registration for the free group is required by calling 409-938-2293 or emailing [email protected] Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch to each meeting and families and caretakers are welcome. WHO:People living with diabetes, their families and caretakers WHEN:Second Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. WHERE:GCHD WIC Classroom in the Mid-County Annex, located at 9850-B Emmett F. Lowry Expressway in Texas City HOW:Register by calling 409-938-2293 or emailing [email protected] Continue reading >>

University/college Therapeutic Diabetes Support Grouptherapy

University/college Therapeutic Diabetes Support Grouptherapy

This paper serves as a proposal for a therapeutic support group for those with type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes in university/college environment. While a great deal is known about the medical implications of diabetes, those living with the conditions find very few opportunities in which they are able to gain psychological support to help come to terms and cope with the condition. This paper outlines a professional therapeutic diabetes support group, in which professionals would come together to learn more about diabetes and increase compliance and accountability. Over the span of the group, members will learn details about diabetes, learn ways to cope with and fight stigma, and also build rapport and develop a community from which they can obtain support in the future. The aim of the group is to have members end up with a better understanding of diabetes and develop ways to help maintain a healthier lifestyle physically and psychologically. Keywords: diabetes, type 1, type 2, gestational diabetes, group therapy, therapeutic support group, diabetes stigma, university University/College Therapeutic Diabetes Support Group Therapy Diabetes is a medical condition in which your body has issues that cause blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal (American Diabetes Association, 2015). There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. In type 1 diabetes, the body, more specifically the pancreas, does not produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. With type 2, the body does not use insulin properly, referred to as insulin resistance. At first, the pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. Over time it is 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 >>

Worcester County Health Department Sponsors Free Diabetes Support Groups In Pocomoke And Snow Hill

Worcester County Health Department Sponsors Free Diabetes Support Groups In Pocomoke And Snow Hill

Worcester County Health Department Sponsors Free Diabetes Support Groups in Pocomoke and Snow Hill Snow Hill, MD (August 14, 2013) - Do you or a family member have diabetes and need additional resources and support? The Worcester County Health Department sponsors a monthly diabetes support group in Pocomoke and Snow Hill. Anyone interested in learning more about diabetes and its treatment is invited to attend. The monthly support groups are offered at the following the locations and times: Pocomoke Library, 301 Market Street, Pocomoke, Md. - 3rd Thursday of the month, 1-2 p.m. Snow Hill Library, 307 N. Washington Street, Snow Hill, Md. - 3rd Wednesday of the month, 1-2 p.m. A team of educators from the Worcester County Health Department, consisting of a Registered Nurse/Certified Diabetes Educator and a Registered Dietitian, facilitate the monthly diabetes support group. Presentations are also provided by area experts such as pharmacists, social workers, and other health care providers. The group setting allows participants to learn from each other while forming new friendships and support systems. Monthly sessions focus on information about managing the disease, reducing complications, goal setting, nutrition, lifestyle change, physical activity, blood sugar monitoring, sick day management, dental care, stress, medications, and preventive care. If you are interested in participating in the monthly Diabetes Support Groups or would like more information, please call the Worcester County Health Department, Prevention Services at 410-632-0056. Crystal Bell will participate in "Walkable Communities" training program. Snow Hill, MD - America Walks, a national advocacy organization working to empower communities to create safe, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk, annou Continue reading >>

Peer Support Groups | Diabetes Victoria

Peer Support Groups | Diabetes Victoria

Join us Media About us Contact us Online help Support groups bring together people who share common experiences, conditions, concerns, goals or interests. They offer people an opportunity to improve their quality of life through mutual support and education. They can also bring about change for themselves and the wider community. The peer support program is a service offered by Diabetes Victoria to facilitate and empower all members of diabetes support groups. The program: Provides information to members and the general public about Diabetes Victoria. Facilitates and coordinates community education forums in metropolitan Melbourne, regional and rural areas. Works with health care professionals including dietitians, podiatrists and diabetes educators to raise awareness of diabetes complications and management. Advocates for change and better lifestyle options through community support and education. Diabetes Victoria provides insurance, small annual grants and ongoing support and resources to all peer support groups. In return, peer support groups provide their local communities with safe and friendly environments to meet and support other community members living with diabetes, while helping to raise awareness and funds for Diabetes Victoria in their local communities. We have both type 1 , type 2 and mixed peer support groups. Diabetes Victoria Peer Support Groups Map Please search through the map below to find a support group in your local area. Click on T1 or the T2 tile, to reveal more information about the respective type ofsupport group in your area. Click on the M tile, to display information about peer support groups that support both type 1 and 2 diabetes. 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 >>

Roles And Strategies Of Diabetes Support Group Facilitators: An Exploratorystudy.

Roles And Strategies Of Diabetes Support Group Facilitators: An Exploratorystudy.

1. Diabetes Educ. 2013 Mar-Apr;39(2):178-86. doi: 10.1177/0145721713476347. Epub2013 Feb 14. Roles and strategies of diabetes support group facilitators: an exploratorystudy. (1)Fawcett Costello, Rhode Island College School of Nursing, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI 02908, USA. [email protected] PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to explore the roles and strategiesimplemented by diabetes support group facilitators.METHODS: A descriptive exploratory design that included 2 in-depth interviews and1 group interview of 6 diabetes support group facilitators was implemented over a2-month period.RESULTS: The participants described the role of facilitator as involving 4 major aspects: (1) a philosophy of shared authority and group ownership; (2) aconception of diabetes as a highly complex disease interconnected with allaspects of one's life; (3) a focus on quality of life; and (4) recognition ofperfectionism as neither possible nor desirable in self-management. These roleaspects formed the context for facilitator strategies in working with supportgroups. Four strategies were identified based on the individual and groupinterviews: (1) connecting, (2) exchanging information, (3) managing groupdynamics, and (4) promoting problem solving. A facilitator support group modelwas developed from the study results.CONCLUSIONS: A clear need exists to develop and teach best practices for support group facilitation. Education in this area should occur systematically at thebaccalaureate and master's levels as the role of health providers increasinglyexpands to include populations living with chronic diseases. Health careproviders who are functioning in this role need continuing education to provideproficient care in this area of practice. Continue reading >>

Support Groups - St. Luke's Hospital

Support Groups - St. Luke's Hospital

Because Going It Alone is Never the Best Option. At St. Lukes Hospital, we know the importance of excellent medical care. We also understand the vital role of support groups when youre managing a disease, or recovering from a major life event. Although your physician may be skilled in treating your health condition, sometimes, you need a solid support system in place that will help you both mentally and emotionally as you work through a health challenge. We want to help you in any way we can thats why we offer a variety of free support groups to help you and your loved ones cope with illness, loss and recovery. Support Groups Give You Strength, Courage, and Practical Help St. Lukes Hospital offers a variety of support groups for many health issues, from diabetes management, to staying tobacco free, chances are, weve got a support group for you. If youre looking for COPD support groups, asthma support groups, or diabetes support groups, weve got one for you. In addition, youll find prostate cancer support groups, sleep apnea support groups, and smoking cessation programs all designed and facilitated to help you reach your health goals in these important areas. Studies show that those who get emotional support from peers undergoing the same health challenge who touch base with one another and share common experiences recover and maintain better health than those who try to go it alone. Support Groups Offered at St. Lukes Hospital Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group We continue to add to our growing list of support groups, so please call us to confirm meeting dates and times before you come. At St. Lukes Hospital, youll find the support you need from people who understand what youre going through. Check out our support groups and get in touch today. Because going Continue reading >>

So You Want To Start A Support Group?

So You Want To Start A Support Group?

Its a big step, but it may be one youll be glad you took. The ADA promotes the role of support groups in diabetes care. In a friendly setting where diabetes can be discussed openly and knowledge can be shared, the disease becomes less intimidating. Group leaders dont need to be certified diabetes educators, but its recommended that they have some training in facilitating a group. The ADA is in the early stages of developing a program to help group leaders learn to be as effective as possible. If youre interested, the ADA would like to hear from you. Contact Cindy Bennett at the American Diabetes Association at (800) 241-4556. Or write: Support Group Program, 3783 Presidential Parkway, Suite 102, Atlanta, GA 30340. This research was presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting and Educational Program of the AADE in Boston, August 1995. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. Opinions expressed here are the opinions of writers, contributors, and commentators, and are not necessarily those of Diabetes Health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website. A few facts about me in case you are new to my column and site. My life in the diabetes community started at a young age as the secret keeper of my maternal and paternal Grandmothers. They both had type 2 diabetes and my days spent alone with them exposed me to their mi Continue reading >>

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