Support Groups

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.

Support 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.

Attending 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 discussion.

Cardiovascular Medical Associates- 2532 Bluff Street Hagerstown, MD 21740
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: Summer Begum RN,BSN,CDE –Coordinator of Diabetes Education Program at 301-745-9810 or

Most insurance accepted. Please ask your physician for a referral for diabetes education.

Club at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital
to the community

Held third Tuesday of each month (except July, August and December) at the Home Care Building, 3183 Ross Street
East Alton, IL 62024 from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. No cost.

Call for more information: 259-1881

The Diabetes Under Control Club (DUCC)An 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 Hospital’s Guild Conference Center, at 7:30 PM. Each month, guest speakers provide information to members helping them to better manage their diabetes.

Charlie Sharpe – MS, RD, CDE at 516-219-9266.

G.L.A.D. – The Good Life and Diabetes Support GroupAll persons with diabetes and their family members are welcome to attend St.

of Sienna Medical Center – American Diabetes Association Sponsored Route 25A, 

Garden City, NY

Meet 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.
Keira Higgins 205-286-8074

Hospital Diabetes Education Series
Hospital – Dolan Family Health Center
4993 Fulton Street Matewan, WV 25678

Meets 2nd Thursday of each month. NO meeting in Jan, Feb, July or Aug. The meeting starts at 7 pm.

  • A diabetes educator will be available to answer questions 6:30 – 7:15.
  • Speakers presentations begin at 7:15 pm.

Coordinator – Jamie Bray, RN, NP, CDE – 304-426-9203 or
The series Medical Advisors are Dr. Naomi Read and Dr. Naomi Read, Endocrinologists,
Huntington Hospital.

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 1845 Meadow Lane
Fairfield, CA 94533. Meetings
will be held the following Thursdays; March 7, April 25, June 6 and start at 7:30
pm sharp.

Shore Long Island Jewish Health System

18 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

John Hodgson, RN, MA, CDE -Clinical Nurser Specialist Diabetes
Olivia Savage,
MBA – NSLIJ Program Coordinator, Raggio Nephrology Institute

by: American Diabetes Association

3553 Maple Court Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 (Across from the Waldbaum Dialysis Center)

573-334-9318 for more information.


– Group discussions, guest speakers, role-playing, question & answer
All family members are welcome to attend.
Diabetes 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.

714-362-3835 • Fax: 714-362-3836

Oscar D. Sweeney Summer Fun Days Diabetes Camp
The Oscar D. 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 Indianapolis, IN. 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 317-965-8273.

The Good Samaritan Hospital Children’s Diabetes Support GroupChildren between the ages of 5-12 attend along with their families to discuss ways to lead healthy lives with diabetes.
The group meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Home Care America. 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.

Finley Robson, MS, RD, CDE at 215-239-7640.

Winthrop-University Hospital
– Two Groups

Toddler 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.

Kindred 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.

Eve Weston, RN – Director, Diabetes Education Center at 616-803-8750 or