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4 Tips For Finding The Best Diabetes Support Network

4 Tips For Finding The Best Diabetes Support Network

Home Health and Wellness 4 Tips for Finding the Best Diabetes Support Network 4 Tips for Finding the Best Diabetes Support Network Posted by Karen Graffeo On February 23, 2017 In Health and Wellness For more than two decades, I thought I had to handle my life with diabetes on my own. It didnt occur to me that having a network of support would be beneficial to me. But as it turns out, having a support network has made me healthier, more engaged and informed, and less alone. I didnt know I was missing support until I found it. However, the idea of building a support network can often seem overwhelming. So here are 4 tips on how to get started. 1) Begin with friends and family. Yes, they may drive us all crazy sometimes by saying the wrong thing about diabetes at the wrong time. But if you let them know what support you need, they can often become your biggest assets. After all, they already love you and want the best for you! 2) Ask your healthcare team for local support group recommendations. Getting together with a group of people who share the same condition you have can be more rewarding than you might think. They get it because they are living it too. There may already be groups like this happening in your area, and your healthcare team might be able to connect you. 3) Look online. Support is no more than a click away at any time of the day or night. You can connect with other people living with diabetes over Twitter (#DSMA), Facebook and many other social media sites like Diabetes Sisters and TuDiabetes . Joining the DOC (Diabetes Online Community), is a great way to build your support network. 4) Start your own support group. A great way to connect with others with diabetes is by starting your own group. Several years ago we formed a local group that would meet fo Continue reading >>

Local Support Groups

Local Support Groups

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Does anyone know of any support groups near Ingoldmells, Skegness? Does anyone know of any support groups nearest to the postcode of PE25 1LZ. I live in Ingoldmells, Skegness. covknit Prefer not to say Well-Known Member Does anyone know of any support groups nearest to the postcode of PE25. I live in Ingoldmells, Skegness. Welcome. I see you have only posted 2 messages. Have you received your introduction information from @daisy1 yet? As mentioned above, here is the Basic Information we give to new members and I hope you will find it useful. Ask as many questions as you want and someone will be able to help. Diabetes is the general term to describe people who have blood that is sweeter than normal. A number of different types of diabetes exist. A diagnosis of diabetes tends to be a big shock for most of us. Its far from the end of the world though and on this forum you'll find well over 245,000 people who are demonstrating this. On the forum we have found that with the number of new people being diagnosed with diabetes each day, sometimes the NHS is not being able to give all the advice it would perhaps like to deliver - particularly with regards to people with type 2 diabetes. Carbohydrates are a factor in diabetes because they ultimately break down into sugar (glucose) within our blood. We then need enough insulin to either convert the blood sugar into energy for our body, or to store the blood sugar as body fat. If the amount of carbohydrate we take in is more than our bodys own (or injected) insulin can cope with, then our blood sugar will rise. Research indicates that raised blood sugar levels over a period of years can lead to organ damage, comm Continue reading >>

Type 1 Diabetes Resources And Support

Type 1 Diabetes Resources And Support

Find support you need when you need it most Whether you're interested in joining a vibrant online T1D community, in need of advice from someone who’s been there or looking for educational tools to help you or your loved one manage the disease—JDRF is here to help. Whatever your question and wherever you are, JDRF’s online T1D resource community connects you with others—online or in your area—who’ve been where you are. Support and information near you JDRF chapters offer a variety of events to inform, support and connect you with the T1D community. Along with several generous partners, we provide information to help you understand and better manage the daily burden of T1D to stay as strong and healthy as possible. When your child receives a diagnosis of T1D, it can feel overwhelming. As you adjust to life with T1D, you’ll find helpful information and support in the JDRF Bag of Hope®. The JDRF T1D Care Kit is a free resource providing information and tools to educate, support and inspire adults newly diagnosed with T1D. Toolkits for all ages and stages Our free T1D toolkits for parents, adults and educators are comprehensive guides that arm you with the knowledge, resources and confidence you and your family need to navigate life with T1D. Continue reading >>

Looking For Nyc Diabetic Support Group

Looking For Nyc Diabetic Support Group

How do I find a diabetes support group near where I live? (New York City, specifically Manhattan, near Union Square, 14th Street, Stuyvesant Town. I'm looking to learn and share information about what works, what doesn't work, and general support and information from diet, exercise, medication....etc. Moderator T2 dx'd 2009, low carb diet, Metformin, Januvia. You just found the best diabetes support group in the world, right on this site. D.D. Family T2 dx 3/07, tx w/very lo carb D&E Met, bolus R You can ask at your local hospital. Michigan has a Diabetes Network website that lists a number of Michigan support groups--not sure if there is an equivalent org for NY. 'Veni, Vidi, Velcro' - I came, I saw, I stuck around. D.D. Family Type 2, control with diet/exercise, Metformin I agree with Triv, this site has been the most informative and supportive group I've ever been involved with. Having said that, and I hope you do stay with us and join in, you could probably find a local in-person support group through the ADA, or even through your doctor's office. One way of finding a diabetic support group besides checking with the local hospitals (which is an excellent place to start) is to do a Google search of Diabetic Associations like the American Diabetes Association that would have a list of support groups in the area. If I find any support group through the internet searching, I'll report back here. I live in a NYC suburb - so I can't imagine there not being one within a short distance from you. Continue reading >>

Diabetes Education, Prevention, And Support

Diabetes Education, Prevention, And Support

The diabetes program at Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has three goals: Educate those with or at risk for diabetes Prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes through lifestyle change Support those living with diabetes and/or working to manage weight View our event calendar to find a class or support group near you. Call (859) 288-2446 for more information or to register for a class. Educate Healthy Living with Diabetes (comprehensive diabetes education program): Join this 4-week series to learn the latest on managing diabetes. Led by Certified Diabetes Educators and Registered Dietitians. Topics covered in this nationally accredited curriculum include: healthy eating, being active, taking medications, monitoring, healthy coping, problem solving, and reducing risks. Diabetes Basics classes (general overview classes): These 2-hour classes led by Certified Diabetes Educators provide an overview of core diabetes self-management education topics. Gestational Diabetes classes: For those diagnosed with gestational diabetes (diabetes in pregnancy). Weekly classes are led by Registered Dietitians and Certified Diabetes Educators to provide evidence-based guidance on managing gestational diabetes. Nutrition Basics classes: These 2-hour classes led by Registered Dietitians and Certified Diabetes Educators provide an overview of the core diabetes nutrition guidelines and recommendations. Individualized nutrition counseling: Call (859) 288-2446 to schedule an appointment with a Registered Dietitian for personalized guidance on healthy eating or managing certain health conditions. Phone consults: Have a quick question about diabetes, prediabetes, or eating healthy? Call (859) 288-2446 and ask to speak to one of our Registered Dietitians or Certified Diabetes Educ Continue reading >>

Support Group

Support Group

Type 1 Diabetes Support Group – Meets the second Saturday of each month @ 10:00 a.m. in the Resource Center located in the Diabetes Education Center. Blaine Hellman is the Type 1 Group Leader – CALL TO REGISTER, (402) 399-0777 ext. 230 Type 2 Diabetes Support Group – Temporarily suspended at this time. Please check back soon for more information or contact our Education Center at (402) 399-0777 Ext. 230. If you are interested in leading our Type 2 support group please give us a call at (402) 399-0777 ext. 230. 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 >>

Where To Find More Diabetes Resources

Where To Find More Diabetes Resources

XIAFLEX® is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with Dupuytren's contracture when a "cord" can be felt. It is not known if XIAFLEX® is safe and effective in children under the age of 18. Do not receive XIAFLEX® if you have had an allergic reaction to collagenase clostridium histolyticum or any of the ingredients in XIAFLEX®, or to any other collagenase product. See the end of the Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients in XIAFLEX®. Tendon rupture or ligament damage. Receiving an injection of XIAFLEX® may cause damage to a tendon or ligament in your hand and cause it to break or weaken. This could require surgery to fix the damaged tendon or ligament. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have trouble bending your injected finger (towards the wrist) after the swelling goes down or you have problems using your treated hand after your follow-up visit Nerve injury or other serious injury of the hand. Call your healthcare provider right away if you get numbness, tingling, increased pain, or tears in the skin (laceration) in your treated finger or hand after your injection or after your follow-up visit Hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis. Severe allergic reactions can happen in people who receive XIAFLEX® because it contains foreign proteins. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms of an allergic reaction after an injection of XIAFLEX®: Increased chance of bleeding. Bleeding or bruising at the injection site can happen in people who receive XIAFLEX®. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have a problem with your blood clotting. XIAFLEX® may not be right for you. Before receiving XIAFLEX®, tell your healthcare provider if you have had an allergic reaction to a previous XIAFLEX® inject Continue reading >>

Search Results | Diabeteslocal

Search Results | Diabeteslocal

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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. How one man found help online 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. Support Group"It's a spirit-lifting type of group" Watch videoMore about diabetes 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 Diab Continue reading >>

Group Support Tips For People With Diabetes

Group Support Tips For People With Diabetes

Find a Health Buddy Lori Bohall knew for years that she had insulin resistance. But that meant little to her until last year, when she began regaining weight she'd lost. Her feet ached, and she sank into depression. Her doctor said she had type 2 diabetes. An invitation from her health coach to join a diabetes class was the wake-up call Lori needed. The class provided a wealth of information, and she was inspired by others who talked openly about their experiences with diabetes. "Learning from others who have had success with managing their diabetes made me want to come on board and really get in the game," says Lori, 43, of Indianapolis. Lori also began to feel as if she owed it to the group to do her best at managing her health. "I find myself thinking about my class buddies as I work on my program each day," she says. "Knowing they are doing all it takes to be healthy inspires me." She's even made new friends through the group, including a walking buddy. It Takes a Village Getting together with other people with diabetes (PWDs) can make a big difference in how well you take care of yourself. Studies have shown that people who participate in activities with others have better control of blood sugars, better quality of life, and less depression than patients who don't. "The research about diabetes, and chronic illness in general, clearly indicates that support from others enhances self-care," says John Zrebiec, M.S.W., CDE, a clinical social worker at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston and a member of the Diabetic Living editorial advisory board. "Likely that is just a natural human response to being able to share the burden." Participating in a support group can help you: Feel connected. Identifying with a group relieves the feeling of isolation that often comes wit 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 >>

The Portland Area Family Support Group-an Oregon Treasure

The Portland Area Family Support Group-an Oregon Treasure

The Portland Area Family Support Group-An Oregon Treasure When Ruth Strucks five-year-old son was diagnosed with diabetes in 1992, she dialed the phone numbers of some local support groups and discovered that all of the groups in her area had closed. Says Struck, It was hard to feel alone, and my son really needed to see other kids with diabetes, to know they looked just like normal kids, like him. Instead of striking out, Struck well, struck out on her own, and with the cooperation of the ADA Oregon Affiliate, she formed the Portland Area Family Support Group. The group features a different speaker each month, generally an endocrinologist, dietitian, psychologist, or other healthcare professional. The guest speaker lectures on a topic for about 45 minutes, then the floor opens for discussion. A certified diabetes educator is on hand at each meeting to make sure the information is clear and accurate. Families, friends, and caregivers of children under age 17 with type I diabetes are invited to attend. Ten to 15 families participate each month. The group also produces a quarterly newsletter called Kids in Control, which provides information and a calendar of activities in the Oregon area. Anyone interested in joining the Portland Area Family Support Group can call the ADA Oregon Affiliate at (503) 245-2010. 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, Continue reading >>

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