Diabetes education and support group

The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free discussions about understanding the long-term complications with diabetes and how to manage them on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street in Derby.

Mary Swansiger, BSN, MPH, of Griffin’s Community Outreach and Valley Parish Nurse Program, will present “Continuing Your Journey with Diabetes” at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.in the hospital’s Childbirth Classroom A.

This in-depth 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.