Support Groups

By Red-Sox-Rich Latest Reply 2014-01-15 17:04:33 -0600
Started 2014-01-12 16:14:37 -0600

Does anyone have a local Diabetes Support Group that you attend? How does it work for you? Did you take classes when you were diagnosed?
I actually met a customer of mine at our classes and we kind of support each other. My local hospital only has a daytime group which doesn't help us working folk! I almost begged the nurse to start one for night time. I am usually a pretty shy guy, but there are so many questions I need answered it was impossible to not ask questions. Share some of your experiences, please. :)

5 replies

jayabee52 2014-01-15 17:04:33 -0600 Report

Yes I have one monthly here in Las Vegas NV I have attended. Quite frankly I get a lot more out of DC as I am also shy in person and don't get a whole lot from it when I go. The place they hold the meeting (Las Vegas Public library) is also limited as to the time we can meet. I MUCH prefer here at DC

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101 Diabetics 2014-01-13 11:07:58 -0600 Report

Hey Rich! I didn't have any access to support groups where we live. I just made my way slowly trying to understand this thing.

Finally, I stumbled upon several websites, Diabetic Connect seemed to be the best. Hopefully, one day I can make a difference to others diagnosed as Diabetic! Information needs to be everywhere so people can stumble upon it!

It definitely is one road that does not need to be traveled alone.

Glucerna 2014-01-13 06:47:27 -0600 Report

Many hospitals and diabetes education programs host support groups, but I've also heard of PWD starting their own support groups in libraries, schools or churches. ~Lynn @Glucerna

kimfing 2014-01-12 19:13:28 -0600 Report

I didn't attend classes because they were during day when i work. I have great and support from spouse as he's been type 1 30+ years. We do go to a pump support group that is wonderful. My educator runs the group and she is awesome. Couldn't get hubby to go to meetings until i was diagnosed because he didn't like how they were run. Lots of them are just guest speakers and not just open forum talking. Pump support one is open forum and the people are wonderful.

Good luck to you. I used to be extremely shy, but i realized if i wanted support, i needed to speak up and be heard. You can do it too! :-):-):-)

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