Ongoing support is essential for successful diabetes self-management. Diabetes education is not finished after completing a series of classes. Face-to-face support groups, such as the Diabetes Support Program, allow members to remain connected to others who share similar concerns and struggles.
The Diabetes Support Program includes the following benefits for attendees:
- Information exchange on current diabetes research topics including diet, medications, exercise, stress management, foot care, etc.
- A sense of community. You will engage in motivating discussions with other people with diabetes who want to live healthier lives. This can help reduce feelings of isolation, self-doubt and guilt.
- A way to “give back.” By sharing your story, you can help others who might be going through similar struggles.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that is accompanied by life-long vigilance. The ongoing support group provides reliable information which can help you sustain effective self-care practices. Often, the key to achieving good health with diabetes is by maintaining a long-term, healthy lifestyle.