Did you know that November is Diabetes Awareness Month? If you have diabetes, you already know that it can be hard work to keep your diabetes under control – and sometimes, a little support can be just what you need.
For those living with diabetes, a support group might be just what the doctor ordered! It’s a chance to meet with others who are facing similar challenges – and a great opportunity to share ideas on living your BEST life…. The Martha Jefferson Hospital Diabetes Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month, at 400 Martha Jefferson Drive. There are two sessions to pick from: 12:00-1:00pm or 5:30-6:30pm. Call MJH Health Connections at (434) 654-7009 with any questions.
What will you find at the FREE diabetes support group. Our certified diabetes educators will be on hand to provide tips for staying healthy, answer questions and facilitate open discussion about matters that are important to YOU.
When you have a chronic disease like diabetes, you can feel all alone – even if you live with family or have lots of friends. Even though loved ones are near, they don’t always know exactly what you’re going through. However, a support group can connect you with other people with diabetes (or other chronic diseases, like sleep apnea or heart disease), as well as provide a friendly, informative environment that will help you manage your health.
While there are a number of online support groups, nothing beats face-to-face conversation. Martha Jefferson Hospital has support groups for a variety of chronic conditions, including diabetes, sleep apnea, bariatric surgery and more. Call MJH Health Connections for more information at (434) 654-7009.