Diabetes Support Group Organizing

LOS ALAMOS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE News:

By Paula Roybal Sánchez, Extension Home Economist

Come be a part of a Support Group for people affected by Diabetes. The Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service is organizing and sponsoring a free Diabetes Support Group. 

Mary Beugelsdijk, a certified diabetes educator, and Paula Roybal Sánchez, the Extension Home Economist will provide leadership to the group. 

Meetings are scheduled 5:30-7 p.m., the second Monday of the month beginning Sep. 10 in the training room in the Los Alamos Community Building. The support group is free.

The Support group is open to anyone who has diabetes, including family, friends and others in a supporting role. 

Participants can learn more about diabetes, or reinforce what they already know. The purpose of the Diabetes Support Group is to help those dealing with diabetes live with and manage their chronic condition.  It also wants to attract people who would like emotional support for living with diabetes, as well as those who would like to learn some strategies for managing diabetes. 

The support group will be topic oriented with specific topics announced in advance. The members then discuss the topic and related issues during the meeting. Certain topics will feature outside speakers.

On Sep. 10, the group will be given the opportunity to identify the topics and format that would be of most interest and benefit to them. 

Also that evening a light supper will be provided. Future meetings will have participants bring their own “brown bag” dinner with beverages provided by the leaders.

For more information, contact Paula Roybal Sánchez at the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service, 662-2656 or paulas@nmsu.edu.

For meal planning purposes, please call to register for the Sep. 10 meeting. Future meetings will not require registration.

If you are handicapped or a disabled individual in need of special arrangements in order to participate in this program, please notify the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service at 662-2656 or paulas@nmsu.edu.

 

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