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Hospital offers free Diabetes Support Group

New Britain [May 20 2013] - The Hospital of Central Connecticut offers a free, monthly Diabetes Support Group for people who have completed the hospital’s comprehensive diabetes group education program and seek ongoing support and continuing education.

The support group will feature a 15- to 20-minute presentation by a certified diabetes educator or other speaker, followed by open discussion. The group is facilitated by Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator Linda Krikawa R.N., M.S.N., CDE, and Clinical Psychologist Carrie Lukens, Ph.D.

The group meets 5:30-6:45 p.m. in the diabetes classroom, third floor, New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St. Registration is not required, but for information, please call (860) 224-5900, X2079. Significant others, family members and friends are also welcome. The support group is not a substitute for attendance at the hospital’s comprehensive group classes.

Dates, times and topics for upcoming support group meetings include:

June 12, “Vacationing WITH—not FROM -- Diabetes!”
July 9, “Help! Communicating with Family & Friends”
Aug. 13, “Getting the Most from An Office Visit”
Sept. 10, “Living by the Numbers: Looking at Patterns”
Oct. 8, “Easier Living Through Technology”
Nov. 12, “Enjoying the Holidays with Diabetes”
Dec. 10, “Get Up and Go! Exercise and Motivation”
Jan. 14, 2014, “Medication Update: What’s New?”
Feb. 11, 2014, “Support Services: Community, Online & On TV”

Contact: Nancy Martin, (860) 224-5900, X4366

HCC Corporate Communications
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