Learn about monitoring blood glucose at support group

The Diabetes Education and Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free discussions about blood glucose on Tuesday, Jan. 13. The sessions will be at the hospital, 130 Division St., Derby.

Entitled “Monitoring Your Blood Glucose,” the programs will discuss what blood glucose and insulin are; blood glucose targets and how you feel when your blood glucose is in and out of your target ranges; monitoring and knowing your A1c; what can make blood glucose go up and down and preventing high and low blood glucose; and using your monitoring results to manage your diabetes.

The presentations will be at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Childbirth Classroom A. Ask for directions to these rooms at the hospital’s front desk.

Group meets monthly

The Diabetes Education & Support Group meets September through 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.

Information: Mary Swansiger at 203-732-1137.