Living with diabetes can seem stressful at times. You might feel that no one understands the stress that you are under. If you do not get help, these feelings of depression, anxiety, and loneliness can become major problems that hinder you from reaching your goal. It does not have to be this way. You should seek support to maintain control of your diabetes and to enjoy your life to the fullest. Diabetes support groups are offered to all HHC patients with diabetes, their families and care partners. We encourage you to attend the diabetes support groups and education classes at our public hospitals and health care centers. Persons attending our classes receive instruction on healthy behaviors using the AADE7™ Self-Care Behaviors Framework. Contact the support group and education class at your HHC hospital for time and location. Our teams of dedicated, experienced, bilingual diabetes educators will assist you in developing the skills to take control of your diabetes.
- Healthy eating
- Being active
- Taking medication
- Problem solving
- Reducing risk
- Healthy coping
What our patients are saying about the HHC Diabetes Support Groups and Education Classes:
"It was a tough battle but with the support of the team my health has returned. I owe it all to the support groups and classes where you share your problems and your successes. They teach you what to do and how to manage and now I've got my health and my life back. Without their help, I know I would have died and I'm way too young to die". Cristo Rampersand - Queens Hospital Center
"I regularly attend diabetes support groups and education classes. You learn all the things you need to do to stay healthy. I like to hear what other people are doing to manage their diabetes. You get good ideas and tips to help you stay on track". Carmean Collazo - Woodhull Medical Center
Speak to your doctor about a referral to attend our Diabetes Support Groups and Education Classes.