Right now, diabetes
is forever. There is no cure for diabetes. That is why diabetes support groups
are a valuable resource. Whether you have had diabetes for many years or were
diagnosed yesterday, a support group can help you.
groups unite people who live with diabetes and their family members in a sense
of community providing them with up-to-date diabetes information, educational
resources and support.
meetings is a way to compliment what you learn from your health care team and
motivate you towards better daily diabetes management. Each meeting usually features
a talk by an expert in the field of diabetes followed by questions and general
Cardiovascular Medical Associates- 975 Stewart Ave Garden City, NY 11530
ADA Accredited Diabetes Education Program offers educational classes every 6 weeks, (3 consecutive Tuesdays 1-3pm or 3 consecutive Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm) which covers all aspects of diabetes self management, support groups are offered every other month and individual counseling is also available.
Our diabetes management team includes RN’s and an RD who are certified in diabetes education. We also have an evening RD on staff.
Contact: Ann Marie Hasse RN,BSN,CDE –Coordinator of Diabetes Education Program at 516-222-8617 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Most insurance accepted. Please ask your physician for a referral for diabetes education.
Club at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital
to the community
third Tuesday of each month (except July, August and December) at theHome Care
Building, 103 West Main Street, Patchogue, NY from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. No cost.
for more information: 654-7778
Diabetes Under Control Club (DUCC)
educational adult support group at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.
Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month from March to June and September
to December in the Hospitalís Guild Conference Center, at 7:30 PM. Each month,
guest speakers provide information to members helping them to better manage their
Susan Propper - MS, RD, CDE at (631) 376-4049.
- The Good Life and Diabetes Support Group
persons with diabetes and their family members are welcome to attend
of Sienna Medical Center - American Diabetes Association Sponsored
Smithtown, New York
on the third Saturday of each month (except for the months of January, February, July and
August) in the lower level of the professional building from 9:30 to 11:30 AM.
Sally Economo (631) 724-7022
Hospital Diabetes Education Series
Hospital - Dolan Family Health Center
284 Pulaski Road, Greenlawn, NY
2nd Thursday of each month. NO meeting in Jan, Feb, July or Aug. The meeting starts at 7 pm.
diabetes educator will be available to answer questions 6:30 - 7:15.
Speakers presentations begin at 7:15 pm.
Coordinator - Virginia Smith, RN, NP, CDE - 631-547-7179 or email@example.com
The series Medical Advisors are Dr. Michael Balkin and Dr. Gary Trager, Endocrinologists,
Island Pump Club - MiniMed -
Guest speakers and various topics related to pump therapy
For those who
are considering pump therapy, this is an excellent opportunity to ask questions
and learn the benefits firsthand. Family, friends and anyone interested may attend.
Bethpage Public Library located at 999 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY. Meetings
will be held the following Thursdays; March 7, April 25, June 6 and start at 7:30
Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
million Americans have diabetes but you can still feel alone. Come to our support/education
group. Join us to learn more about diabetes management strategies or share your
experience with others.
North Shore University Hospital
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Small, RN, MA, CDE -- LIHMC -Clinical Nurser Specialist Diabetes
MBA -- NSLIJ Program Coordinator, Raggio Nephrology Institute
by: American Diabetes Association
100 Community Drive, 2nd Floor, Great Neck, NY (Across from the Waldbaum Dialysis
718-470-7907 for more information.
- Group discussions, guest speakers, role-playing, question & answer
family members are welcome to attend.
support group meets every second Wednesday of the month in the Southside Hospital
Board Room #1, unless otherwise specified. Meeting time is 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
(631) 968-3136 Fax: (631) 968-3529
K. Sweeney Summer Fun Days Diabetes Camp
Robert K. Sweeney Summer Fun Days Diabetes Camp was founded in 1997 by Familes
with Diabetes in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County.
This is a two-week day camp located at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
in Yaphank, NY. It is open to youngsters five to ten years of age from 9:00 AM
- 2:00 PM each day. We stress safety, education and fun. The children get an opportunity
to meet and become friends with others living with diabetes. The camp is staffed
entirely by volunteers and the cost is minimal.
more information call (631) 852-4959.
Good Samaritan Hospital Childrenís Diabetes Support Group
between the ages of 5-12 attend along with their families to discuss ways to lead
healthy lives with diabetes.
group meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Home Care
America in West Islip. This informative program, offered monthly, will cover all
aspects of diabetes self-management. Instruction is provided by registered nurses
and registered dieticians who are certified in diabetes education. Individual
counseling is offered for gestational diabetes and juvenile diabetes (for children
with their parents). Most insurances accepted. Ask you physician for a referral
to the Diabetes Care Center.
Susan Propper, MS, RD, CDE at (631) 376-4049.
- Two Groups
and Preschool Support (TAPS): This support group for families of toddlers
and preschoolers with diabetes meets monthly during the academic year on Saturday
mornings. The parents meet for information and support while the children and
siblings play with adult supervision.
Spirits: This information and support group for parents and children with
diabetes (all ages) meets monthly during the academic year on Thursday evenings.
- Nassau County.
Virginia Dittko, RN - Director, Diabetes Education Center at (516) 663-2350 or