Support Groups

Please note: The following support groups are being provided as a resource only. This information is in no way intended to be exclusive or an endorsement by the American Diabetes Association. The American Diabetes Association has not participated in organizing or planning and is therefore not responsible for this event, and does not assume any responsibility for this event.

To report an issue or to have your support group considered for posting on this page, please contact Carol Holten at cholten@diabetes.org.

Aitkin Support Group
For people with type 1, type 2 and pump users
Riverwood Healthcare Center, 610 Bunker Hill Drive
2nd Thursday of the month
Contact: Maureen Mau, RN, mmau@riverwoodhealthcare.org or 218-927-5152

Albert Lea Type 1 Group
For all people with type 1 diabetes and their families
Where: Mayo Clinic Health System, 404 West Fountain Street
3rd Thursday of the month
Contact: Taryn Israel Nechanicky, tkisrael@gmail.com or 507-552-1266

Andover Support Group
For people with type 1, type 2 and pump users
Andover YMCA, 15200 Hanson Boulevard
1st Monday of the month (Sept through May)
Contact: Shirley Matuseski, RN, CDE, Shirley.Matuseski@allina.com or 763-236-1434

Baxter Adult Group
For adults with type 1 and type 2
Bonanza, 14540 Dellwood Drive
2nd Tuesday in March, April, May, September and October
Contact: Florence Keller, fkkeller@brainerd.net or 218-829-4501

Brainerd Support Group
For people with type 1 and type 2
Central Lakes College, 501 W. College Drive
2nd Tuesday of the month, September - May
Contact: Florence & Dick Keller, fkkeller@brainerd.net or 218-829-4501

Buffalo Adult Group
Cub Foods Deli Eatery, 1008 E. Highway 55
3rd Wednesday of the month
Contact: Julie Starke, RD, CDE, juliestarke@gmail.com or 612-508-3396 cell

Burnsville General Adult & Seniors Group
For type 1 and type 2
Fairview Diabetes, Burnsville Senior Center, 200 W Burnsville Parkway, Suite 102
3rd Tuesday of the month
Contact: Michelle Starkey, mstarkey@burnsville.k12.mn.us or 952- 707-4120

Cottage Grove Type 1 & Type 2 Group
Senior Citizen Center, 8400 E. Point Douglas Road S.
3rd Tuesday of the month
Contact: Connie Allen, RN, CDE, callen@healtheast.org or 651-232-7057

Duluth Type 1 & Type 2 Group
St. Luke's Hospital, 1011 East First St, 2nd FL
Meets monthly, usually Wednesday
Contact: Donna Bergsten, dlbergsten@slhduluth.com or 218- 249-5231

Fridley General Adult Group
Fairview Health Services, 6401 University Avenue NE, 2nd Floor
Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month
Contact: Anna Henry, MPH, RD, LD, CDE, ahenry2@Fairview.org or 763-502-4877

Hastings Type 2 Group
Regina Medical Center, Conference Room A
1st Tuesday of the month September thru June
Contact: Sharon Mathews, 651-492-0741

Hermantown Support Group
For people with all types of diabetes
Essentia Health, 4855 W. Arrowwood Road
1st Wednesday of the month
Contact: Patty at 218-786-1468

McGregor Support Group
For people with type 1, type 2 and pump users
McGregor Riverwood Clinic, 2 East Center Avenue
Meets 1st Wednesday of the month
Contact: Maureen Mau, RN, mmau@riverwoodhealthcare.org or 218-927-5152

Minneapolis African American Adult Group
Sabathani Senior Café, 310 East 38th Street, Room 106
Contact: Georgia Marinkov-Omorian at 612-821-2307

Minneapolis Longfellow Adult Group
For type 1 and type 2, ages 18 and older
Hiawatha Park Building, 4305 42nd Street
Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month (no meeting in December)

Minneapolis General Adult Group
NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, 1315 Penn Avenue N
Meets 1st Friday of every month; meets 2nd Friday in January, July and September
Contact: Karen Blanchard at 612-543-2600

Minneapolis English & Spanish-speaking Adults Group
For people with type 1 and type 2
Diabetes Breakfast, Phillips Community Center, 2nd Floor Dining Room
Meets last Thursday of the month
Contact: Robert Albee, Ralbee4045@aol.com or 612-812-2429

Minneapolis Spanish Speaking Adult Group
For adults with type 1 and type 2
Phillips Community Center, 2323 11th Avenue S, Suite 200
Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month
Contact: Robert Albee, Ralbee4045@aol.com or 612-812-2429

Minneapolis English Speaking Adult Group
For adults with type 1 and type 2
Phillips Community Center, 2323 11th Avenue S, Suite 200
Meets Monday evenings of the month
Contact: Robert Albee, Ralbee4045@aol.com or 612-812-2429

Minneapolis Elder Women's Group
For Somali, Oromo, Eritrean, Amharic, Arabic, French and English elder women
Charles Horn Towers, 31st & Blaisdell Avenue
Meets last Thursday of the month
Contact: Robert Albee, Ralbee4045@aol.com or 612-812-2429

Minneapolis Hmong Group
For people with diabetes and family members
Community University Health Care Center, 2001 Bloomington Avenue S.
Meets Fridays (call for schedule)
Contact: Sarah Langford at 612-638-0700 ext. 191

Minneapolis Cambodian Group
For people with diabetes and family members
Community University Health Care Center, 2001 Bloomington Avenue S.
Meets Fridays (call for schedule)
Contact: Sarah Langford at 612-638-0700 ext. 191

Minneapolis Vietnamese Group
For people with diabetes and family members
Community University Health Care Center, 2001 Bloomington Avenue S.
Meets Fridays (call for schedule)
Contact: Sarah Langford at 612-638-0700 ext. 191

Minneapolis Laotian Group
For people with diabetes and family members
Community University Health Care Center, 2001 Bloomington Avenue S.
Meets Fridays (call for schedule)
Contact: Sarah Langford at 612-638-0700 ext. 191

Minneapolis General Adult Group
Hennepin County Med Center, 900 So 8th Street, 1st floor Shapiro Building , RM S1.300
Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month (September through June)
Contact: Linda Jesness, RN, CDE at 612-873-6963

Minneapolis Adult Group
For American Indian adults and elders with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, everyone welcome
Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Avenue
Meets last Thursday of the month, morning group and evening group
Contact: Shannon Fahey, sfahey@nacc-healthcare.org or 612-872-8086 x1012

Minneapolis Seniors Group
For seniors with diabetes
Webber Community Center, 4141 Webber Pkwy
Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month
Contact: Dorothy Hase at 612-521-1182

Minneapolis Adults with Vision Loss Group
For adults (18+)
Vision Loss Resources, 1936 Lyndale Avenue S
Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month
Contact: Paul Demming, pauld@dbsm.org or 612-843-3442 voice, 612-331-2234 tty, 952-388-2102 VP

Mora Adults Group
For adults and family members living with type 1 and type 2
First Light Health System, 301 S. Highway 65
Meets 1st Thursday of the month
Contact: Julie Miller, RN, CDE, jmiller@fl-hs.org or 320-225-3531

New Richmond, WI Type 2 Adults Group
The Deerfield Gables, 1127 West Eighth Street
Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month
Contact: Linda Stefonek, MS, RD, CDE, linda.d.stefonek@westfieldshospital.com or 715-243-2866

Park Rapids Support Group
For adults, children and teens; type 1, type 2 and pump users
St. Joseph's Area Health Services, 600 Pleasant Avenue, Lower level A Conference Room
Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month
Contact: Tia Kocka, BSN, RN, CDE, CBN, tiakocka@catholichealth.net or 218-255-3684

Pine City Support Group
For adults with type 1 and type 2 and family members
First Light Health System, 1425 Main Street N
Meets last Wednesday of the month
Contact: Julie Miller, RN, BSN, CDE, jmiller@fl-hs.org or 320-225-3531

Shakopee Adults & Significant Others Group
For adults with all types of diabetes and their significant others
St. Francis Regional Med Center, 1455 St. Francis Avenue, Joy Justice Conference Room
Meets 1st Monday of the month except June, July, August, December
Contact: Colleen Roethke, RN, CDE, Colleen.roethke@allina.com or 952-428-2609

St. Louis Park Women's Groups
Group for women with type 1 and group for women with type 2
International Diabetes Center, 3800 Park Nicollet Blvd 6th FL
Meets Type 1 - 1st and 3rd Tuesdays; Type 2 - 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Contact: Kristin Kunzman, PsyD, kunzmk@parknicollet.com or 952-993-1921

St. Paul Children's Groups
For children K-2nd grade, 3rd-6th grade, 7th-12th grade
Children's Hospital, 345 North Smith Avenue
Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month October – April
Contact: Lori Wondra, lori.wondra@childrensmn.org or 651-220-6624

St. Paul Parents of Children with Diabetes Group
Children's Hospital, 345 North Smith Avenue
Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month October – April
Contact: Lori Wondra, lori.wondra@childrensmn.org or 651-220-6624

St. Paul General Adult Group
For adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes
Open Cities Health Center, 409 Dunlap Street N
Meets 3rd Thursday
Contact: Edna Scott, Edna.scott@ochealthcenter.com or 651-290-9200 ext. 1037

St. Paul General Adult Group
For adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes
Open Cities Health Center, North End Clinic, 135 Manitoba Avenue
Meets 3rd Thursday of the month
Contacts: Jean or Paula, Paula.Brown@ochealthcenter.com or 651- 489-8021

Stillwater General Group
Curve Crest Clinic Specialty Clinic, 1500 Curve Crest Boulevard
Meets 1st Tuesday of the month
Contact: Brooke Hyman, RN, CDE, Brooke.L.Hyman@HealthPartners.com or 651-430-8715

Wadena Seniors Group
Tri-County Hospital, 415 North Jefferson Street
Meets 2nd Monday of the month
Contact: Pam Doebbeling, RN, Pam.doebbeling@tricountyhospital.org or 218-631-3510

Woodbury Insulin Pump Group
For those with pumps or considering pumps
Woodwinds Hospital, 1875 Woodwinds Drive
Meets 4th Monday of the month from September – May
Contact: Diane Hanson, RN, CDE, dmhanson@healtheast.org or 651-232-6322

  • Last Reviewed: June 24, 2014
  • Last Edited: June 26, 2014