Local Hospital Resources
Bristol Hospital Center for Diabetes
102 North Street, Bristol CT
Diabetes Support Group – 11 a.m. to noon
Adults with diabetes, their families and friends are invited to attend our free monthly support group. The meetings are facilitated by Karen Cornell, LCSW and are located at the Bristol Hospital Center for Diabetes.
Demystifying Motivation – May 22
Diabetes Super Foods – June 26
Updating Your Coping Skills – July 24
Carbohydrate Management – August 28
Evening Diabetes Support Group
Instructors: Miles Everett, RD, RN, CDE and Katherine Kreh, RD
May 2, June 6, July 11, August 1, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
To register for the diabetes support group, or evening diabetes support group, please call 860-940-6300
Connecticut Childrens Medical Center
Some of you may have just found out that you have diabetes and may be worried, confused or scared. Some of you may have found out a long time ago. Either way, it can take some time to get used to living with diabetes. We have found out that meeting with other kids with diabetes can really help: to know you're not the only one with diabetes and to talk about things you have in common.
What is Happening for Kids - Super Saturday -Conference Room C & D on Ground Floor
This program is designed to provide children with the opportunity to share experiences, develop friendships, and to have fun in a relaxed atmosphere. The program will include planned activities, games, discussion, and a group lunch. Registratin is limited, and there is no charge for the program, please contact Stacey Reicher at 860-545-9697 or e-mail her at email@example.com
The Next Super Saterday for kids 5-8 years old will be held on Saturday April 28th, and for kids 8 - 12 will be held on Saturday, May 12.
Spring Teen Day
Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the CCMC Front Lawn - 282 Washington Street, Hartofrd CT. Games and Food will be provided - RSVP to Stacey Reicher at 860-545-9697 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hartford Hospital - Diabetes Life Care Center
80 Seymour Street, Hartford CT
All meetings are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the following satellite sites:
March 27, 2012 – Wethersfield Satellite Site
1260 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield CT 06109
May 22, 2012 – Avon Satellite Site
339 West Main Street, Avon CT
September 25, 2012 – Windsor Satellite Site
1060 Day Hill Road, Windsor CT 06095
October 23, 2012 – Wethersfield Satellite Site
1260 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield CT 06109
UCONN Health Center
Group Sessions to Assist with Skills, Information and Living with Diabetes
Our program offers a series of workshops where you can discuss all aspects of diabetes management, from basic information to advanced level skills, in a small supportive group. Your partner or support person is invited to attend with you. These classes are conveniently offered at the following locations: Farmington, East Hartford, West Hartford, and Simsbury.
New to Diabetes Care
Meal Planning and Carbohydrate Counting Workshop
Diabetes Self-Management Series (Full day program)
Healthier Holidays: Reduce Stress, Enjoy, and Avoid Weight Gain
Our team will meet with you and your support person, and provide information on all aspects of diabetes management and control.
Individual Counseling Sessions on Type 1, Type 2, Pregnancy Planning, Gestational Diabetes, and Using New Equipment
When: Second Thursday of each month; 5 to 6 p.m.
Where: Dowling North Medical Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room, UConn Health Center
Contact: UConnLink at 800-535-6232, 860-679-7692.
Yale-New Haven Hospital Health Lectures
Spring 2012 - Shoreline and Hamden
Health & Wellness Series
Programs are FREE and open to the public.
- All Lectures: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
- Registration is required: Call Yale New Haven Health Call Center 1-888-700-6543 or register online at www.ynhh.org.
All speakers are affiliated with Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) and/or Yale School of Medicine or Nursing.
Diabetes 101 for the Newly Diagnosed Diabetic
Diabetes is the fifth-deadliest disease in the United States, and it has no cure. People with diabetes are at much greater risk for heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure. However, you can take control of your diabetes by making lifestyle changes and with medical management and education. Join Geralyn Spollet, APRN, Yale Diabetes Center, as she explores the nuts and bolts of diabetes, talks about the different organs involved in controlling blood glucose, healthy eating recommendations, exercise and home monitoring that improves care.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 – Shoreline Medical Center – 111 Goose Lane, Guilford, CT
Thursday, November 8, 2012 – Hamden Professional Center – 2560 Dixwell Avenue Hamden, CT
Diabetes Medication and Coping Skills
Diabetes can be overwhelming, unless you partner with your healthcare providers to better manage the disease. The introduction of new medications to treat diabetes has posed questions like: What medications are the best? How do I know which ones are right for me? Are there side effects I should know about? Feeling confused and looking for some answers? Join Geralyn Spollet, APRN, Yale Diabetes Center, as she talks about: easy use of insulin, new drugs and devices, combination drug therapy for type 2 diabetes and why it works, potholes in the road to good glucose control and diabetes burnout.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 – Shoreline Medical Center – 111 Goose Lane, Guilford, CT
Thursday, October 11, 2012 – Hamden Professional Center – 2560 Dixwell Avenue Hamden, CT
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