Diabetes Education & Support Group

The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free discussions about understanding the long-term effects of living with diabetes and how to manage them on Tues., Oct. 13 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street in Derby.

Mary Swansiger, BSN, MPH, of Griffin’s Community Outreach and Valley Parish Nurse Program, will host “Continuing Your Journey with Diabetes” at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Childbirth Classroom A. This open and comprehensive discussion of diabetes and its natural course will focus on understanding the difficulties of keeping blood glucose within the target range, the potential long-term complications of diabetes, how to delay or reduce the risks of long-term complications by managing blood glucose, the importance of checking for long-term complications, and knowing the “ABCs” of diabetes.

The Diabetes Education & Support Group meets September - June on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss the management of diabetes, its challenges and day-to-day dietary concerns.

All diabetics and their families are welcome to attend. No registration is required. Free valet parking is available for the 2:30 p.m. session. For more information, call Swansiger at 203-732-1137.