Diabetes Support Group

Diabetes Support Group

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CARILION CLINIC SPONSORED GROUPS FOR MANAGING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE WITH DIABETES

The purpose of diabetes support groups is to bring people with diabetes and their family members together in an atmosphere that supports coping with the day-to-day struggle of living with diabetes.

GROUP GOALS

People with diabetes and their families will:

  • Learn from the experiences of others and share their own.
  • Get tips from the dietitian/nurse educators regarding diet, blood sugar testing, diabetes medications, complications of diabetes and more.
  • Learn new information from doctors or other health professionals who lecture on specific topics.
  • Have buddies they can call anytime for support.

Carilion Diabetes Management Program offers the following support groups:

ROANOKE SUPPORT GROUP

Location:

Carilion Diabetes Management offices
1030 S. Jefferson Street, Suite G101
Roanoke, Virginia
Phone: 540-224-4360

Information:

  • Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, please call our office at 540-224-4360 for instructions.
  • Cost: Free
  • Frequency of meetings: Monthly
  • Meeting time: Fourth Tuesday of the month; 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (Times may change according to activity planned)

NEW RIVER VALLEY SUPPORT GROUP

Location:

Carilion New River Valley Medical Center
Leader: Lynne Metzler, R.D.: 540-731-2643

Information:

  • Notice to patients: Please bring your latest laboratory results and goals questionnaire to the meetings if you have them.
  • Parents of children with diabetes: For more details call 540-224-4360 or toll free: 1-866-767-4745
  • Frequency of meetings: Quarterly
  • Meeting time: Fourth Monday of the month; 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the Montgomery Room (Times may change according to activity planned)

BEDFORD SUPPORT GROUP

Edith Hicks: 540-586-9370

OTHER SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Insulin Pump Club
  • National Diabetic Pharmacy
  • 1-800-INSULIN