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

Andover Support Group
For people with type 1, type 2 and pump users
Andover YMCA, 15200 Hanson Blvd
2nd Tuesday of the month, September through May
Contact: Shirley Matuseski, RN, CDE, Shirley.Matuseski@allina.com

Baxter Adult Group  
For adults with type 1 and type 2
Bonanza, 14540 Dellwood Drive
2nd Tuesday of the month, March through November
Contact: Florence Keller, fkkeller@brainerd.net or 218-829-4501

Blaine Support Group
Adults with type 1 and type 2
Fairview Blaine Clinic, 1961 Club West Parkway NE
1st Wednesday of the month
Contact: Lois Finney, lfinney1@fairview.org or 763-586-5882

Buffalo Support Group
For people with type 1 and type 2
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

Cottage Grove Support Group
Adults with type 1 and type 2
Senior Citizen Center, 8400 E. Point Douglas Rd South
3rd Tuesday of the month
Contact: Connie Allen, RN, CDE, callen@healtheast.org or 651-232-7057

Duluth Support Group
For people with type 1 and type 2
St. Luke’s Hospital, 1011 East First St, 2nd FL
Meets monthly on Wednesdays
Contact: Donna Bergsten, dlbergsten@slhduluth.com or 218-249-5231

Fridley Support Group
For people with type 1 and type 2
Fairview Health Services, 6401 University Ave NE, 2nd Floor
Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month
Contact: Anna Henry, MPH, RD, LD, CDE, ahenry2@Fairview.org or 763-502-4877

Hastings Support Group
For people with type 2
Regina Medical Center, Conference Room A
Meets 1st Tuesday of the month, September through June
Contact: Sharon Mathews, 651-492-0741

Hermantown Support Group
For people with type 1 and type 2
Essentia Health, 4855 W. Arrowwood Rd
Meets 1st Wednesday of the month
Contact: Patty at 218-786-1468

McGregor Support Group
Foe 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 Support Group
African American Adults
Sabathani Senior Café, 310 East 38th Street, Room 106
Meets 3rd Monday of the month
Contact: Georgia Marinkov-Omorian at 612-821-2307

Minneapolis Longfellow Support Group
For people with type 1 and type 2, Ages 18 and up
Hiawatha Park Building, 4305 42nd Street
Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month, no meeting in December
Contact: Carol Engelhart, RN, CDE, carolengelhart@gmail.com or 612-729-5799

Minneapolis Support Group
For people with type 1 and type 2
Nokomis Library, 5100 34th Ave S
Meets 1st Friday of the month
Contact: Cathy Bray, RN, CathyBray@Nokomishealthyseniors.org or 612-729-5499

Minneapolis Support Group
For people with type 1 and type 2
NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, 1315 Penn Ave North
Meets 1st Friday of every month, meets 2nd Friday in January, July and September
Contact: Karen Blanchard, 612-543-2600

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

Minneapolis A-POD Swims & Aquatics Support Group
For people with type 1 and type 2 
Downtown YMCA, 12th & Nicollet
Contact: Robert Albee, Ralbee4045@aol.com or 612-812-2429

Minneapolis A-POD Cooks Support Group
For people with type 1 and type 2 
Phillips Community Center, 2323 11th Ave S, Suite 200
1st and 3rd Monday of the month or 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
Contact: Robert Albee, Ralbee4045@aol.com or 612-812-2429

Minneapolis A-POD Exercises Support Group
For people with type 1 and type 2 
Phillips Community Center, 2323 11th Ave S, Suite 200
2nd and 4th Monday of the month or 2nd and 4th Thursday 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 & English elder women
Charles Horn Towers, 31st & Blaisdell Ave
Meets every Tuesday of the month
Contact: Robert Albee, Ralbee4045@aol.com or 612-812-2429

Minneapolis Support Group
For people with type 1 and type 2
250 Parkside Professional Building, 825 S. 8th Street, Suite 250
Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month, September through June
Contact: Linda Jesness, RN, CDE, Linda.jesness@hcmed.org or 612-873-6963

Minneapolis American Indian Adults & Elders Support Group
For people with type 1 and type 2
Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Ave
Meets last Friday of the month
Contact: Camille Bohnert, RN, cbohnert@nacc-healthcare.org or 612-872-8086 ext. 1011

Minneapolis Seniors with Diabetes
For seniors with type 1 and type 2
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+) with type 1 and type 2
Vision Loss Resources, 1936 Lyndale Ave S  
Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month
Contact: Paul Demming, pauld@dbsm.org or 612-843-3442

Mora Support Group
For people 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

Park Rapids Support Group
For kids with type 1
St. Joseph’s Area Health Services, 600 Pleasant Avenue
Contact: Tia Kocka, BSN, RN, CDE, CBN, tiakocka@catholichealth.net or 218-255-3684

Park Rapids Support Group
For people with type 2
St. Joseph’s Area Health Services, 600 Pleasant Avenue, Lower level A Conference Room
Contact: Tia Kocka, BSN, RN, CDE, CBN, tiakocka@catholichealth.net or 218-255-3684

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

Shakopee Support Group
For people with type 1 and type 2
St. Francis Regional Med Center, 1455 St. Francis Ave, Joy Justice Conference Room
Meets 1st Monday of the month, January through May
Contact: Colleen Roethke, RN, CDE, colleen.roethke@allina.com or 952-428-2609

St. Louis Park Women with Type 1
For women with type 1
International Diabetes Center, 3800 Park Nicollet Blvd 6th FL
Meet 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month
Contact: Kristin Kunzman, PsyD, kunzmk@parknicollet.com or 952-993-1921

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

St. Paul Parents of Children with Diabetes Group
For parents of children with type 1
Children's Hospital, 345 North Smith Ave.
Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month, October through April
Contact: Lori Wondra, lori.wondra@childrensmn.org or 651-220-6624

St. Paul Support Group
For people with type 1 and type 2
Open Cities Health Center, 409 Dunlap St North
Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month
Contact: Mary, Mary.xiong@opencitieshealth.org or 651-290-9200

Stillwater Support Group
For people with type 1 and type 2
Curve Crest Clinic Specialty Clinic, 1500 Curve Crest Blvd, Lower Level Conference Room
Meets 1st Tuesday of the month
Contact: Brooke Hyman, RN, CDE, Brooke.L.Hyman@HealthPartners.com or 651-430-8715

Wadena Seniors Group
For seniors with type 1 and type 2
Tri-County Hospital, 415 North Jefferson St
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, September through May
Contact: Diane Hanson, RN, CDE, dmhanson@healtheast.org or 651-232-6322 

  • Last Reviewed: April 6, 2015
  • Last Edited: April 6, 2015