Support Groups

Please be advised that the following support groups are not associated with the American Diabetes Association (except where noted). The American Diabetes Association has not participated in organizing or planning these events. Therefore, the American Diabetes Association is not responsible for this event and the content discussed and does not assume any responsibility whatsoever for this event. This website notice has been provided for informational purposes and is not intended as an endorsement for any of the following programs.

To have your support group or educational program considered for posting on this website, please contact Heidi Kershaw at hkershaw@diabetes.org.

Anchorage Support Groups

Southcentral Foundation has a diabetes support group the first Monday of each month. If it falls on a holiday the group will meet the following Monday. The group meets at the Health Education and Wellness Center, 4201 Tudor Centre Drive, 2nd floor from noon to 1:30pm. For more information you can contact Southcentral Foundation Health Education Department at 907-729-2689.

Childrens Hospital at Providence has a diabetes support group for parents and guardians of children with diabetes. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, in the Aspen room in the main hospital campus on the basement level. For more information please contact Shannon Shea at 907-272-5895 or shannon.shea@providence.org.

Providence Diabetes & Nutrition Center is offering a two hour class designed specifically for people with pre-diabetes. This class will provide practical tips and tools to help prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes. Instruction will be provided by a registered dietitian and will include information on meal planning, physical activity and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.  This class is offered on the following Tuesdays from 8-10am: March 18th, May 13th, July 15th, September 16th, and November 11th.  Evening times also available on Tuesdays 4-6pm: April 15th, June 17th, August 12th, October 21, and December 16th.  The registration fee is $50.00 and pre-registration is required. Contact the Diabetes & Nutrition Center at 907-212-7982.

Alaska Regional Hospital Health Management Center. Learning you have Diabetes can be frightening and learning how to manage it can be overwhelming at the very least. The Diabetes Staff at the Health Management Center understands this and has the caring and compassion to help alleviate your fears, and knowledge and experience to help you manage your Diabetes successfully. In keeping with the American Diabetes Association standards, The Taking Control Program is a series of group education classes offered weekly for 9 weeks. The classes are designed to provide you with the skills and the practical knowledge to successfully take control of your Diabetes and your life. Educators include: Registered Nurse; Registered Dietician and Masters prepared Exercise Physiologist. Classes are held Tuesdays 6:00-7:30pm, the next series begins March 18th. A physicians order and a commitment to attend the complete series is required. There is no charge for this program, but please call to reserve your spot. Contact the Health Management Center at 907-264-1383.

Alaska Health Fairs

Alaska Health Fair, Inc. (AHF) has provided health & safety education and preventative screenings in Alaska since 1980. Our Vision is optimal health for all Alaskans, our Core Purpose is to promote wellness and save lives. AHF health fairs happen in the Spring and Fall each year – statewide!  We do over 100 health fairs annual in over 60 different communities all open to the public.
For a list of our upcoming health fairs go to:  http://www.alaskahealthfair.info/Attend_a_Health_Fair.html. Our health fairs offer free screenings: blood pressure, vision, hearing, oral cancer, height/weight/BMI/waist circumference and low cost high quality blood tests:  27 panel Chemistry/Hematology, Thyroid-TSH, Prostate-PSA, Vitamin D, A1C, and blood typing, as well as lots of education from local health and safety providers and educators.  
Join us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alaska-Health-Fair-Inc/128981580487318

Fairbanks Support Groups

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Adult Diabetes Support Group meeting on March 20,2014 at 6pm in the Clausen Room, 5th floor. For more information please contact Christina at cstiverson@diabetes.org or 907-457-1557.

Check, Correct, Connect Type 1 Diabetes Support Group. Meets once a month various locations. March 4, 2014 6-7pm at Gulliver's; April 6, 2014 2pm Morris Thompson Center. Mondays in May Tour de Cure Training Ride, locations vary contact Christina at cstiverson@diabetes.org or 907-457-1557 or Skye at Checkcorrectconnect@gmail.com.

  • Last Reviewed: February 28, 2014
  • Last Edited: July 3, 2014