Support Groups in New England

By bruinsgirl978 Latest Reply 2015-09-03 03:05:40 -0500
Started 2015-03-20 22:12:54 -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.

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10 replies

Yerachmiel 2015-09-02 14:25:13 -0500 Report

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…

Yerachmiel 2015-09-02 14:11:28 -0500 Report

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

Type1Lou 2015-03-21 18:33:55 -0500 Report

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.

bruinsgirl978 2015-03-21 08:44:09 -0500 Report

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.

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Amber Russo 2015-09-03 03:05:40 -0500 Report

I Use to go to Joslin but the trip to Boston from New Hampshire got too costly. They tried to get me to go to a support group but I needed up not going.

lilleyheidi 2015-03-21 01:45:35 -0500 Report

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 starting a support group in the lakes region of new hampshire in the early summer but that does not help you now, so I'd really suggest the Joslin center they are a fantastic resource for new england area. Best of health.

GabbyPA 2015-03-20 22:35:24 -0500 Report

I would contact your local hospital and see if they have any groups. The other place I would check is Take Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD). They are wonderful. I went to a 9 week class offered by them. Maybe they offer something in your area. Going to a class is also a good way to meet other diabetics and maybe form your own group.

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