Approximately 24 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Unfortunately, these numbers continue to rise rapidly as more than 1.6 million new cases of diabetes will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year alone! Almost everyone is affected by diabetes, whether they are diabetics themselves or simply by knowing friends or family members who suffer from diabetes.
A few months ago Cherokee Regional Medical Center started a diabetes support group that typically meets on the first Monday of the month. With this in mind, the next meeting will take place on Monday, May 2 in the CRMC First Floor Education Room beginning at 6:30 p.m. At this meeting, Stephanie Jacobson, RD, LD and Diabetes Educator at CRMC will lead a discussion on "Eating Away From Home with Diabetes". Anyone who has diabetes, spouses, family members or friends of someone with diabetes are all welcome and encouraged to attend.
The educational meetings will include group discussions, a time for sharing, as well as various guest speakers on occasion. CRMC diabetic educators will also be on hand to answer any questions and/or concerns one may have regarding diabetes. This format offers peer support in a small group atmosphere. The meetings are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please contact Stephanie Jacobson at 712.225.3368 Ext. 138.