Free peer support groups are held on a regular basis for patients with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, to provide them with the opportunity to share their challenges and successes with others like themselves in a comfortable setting.


Type 2 Diabetes Support Group - 3rd Thursday of every month: 3 - 4 p.m.

Join our Type 2 Diabetes support group and meet other people who understand what you are going through. The group focus is to share experiences, tips and create new networks to expand your support system. Learn new tools from the group facilitator to help you manage stress and further assist you in reaching your health and well-being goals. Come experience encouragement, understanding, and the opportunity to empower not only yourself, but others as well.

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Please note, this is not a diabetes education class, this is a support group for those affected by type 2 diabetes. If you are interested in diabetes educations classes please call 949.764.8065.


T1D Young Adult Support Group - Quarterly Thursdays: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Managing the day to day demands of diabetes while also juggling the complexities surrounding young adulthood can be quite stressful. Participate in our T1D Young Adult group to meet others who are going through similar experiences, receive emotional support and learn ways to manage your diabetes more effectively. These peer groups will tackle a variety of important topics like stress management, enhancing relationships through better communication, mindfulness, and how to set attainable health and well-being goals. Come meet new people, share experiences, realistic tips and new tools to assist you in living a balanced life.

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In partnership with the PADRE Foundation, the Allen Diabetes Center will offer the following events. All sessions are facilitated by a clinical social worker and will be held from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Youth leaders will be available to tend to children who do not want to participate in the discussion. Dinner will be provided. To RSVP, call the PADRE Foundation at 714-509-8330 or email [email protected]

BACK TO SCHOOL BASICS – AUGUST 16

Transitioning from a pediatric to an adult health care provider can be overwhelming. Come join us for a discussion on transition of care through panels led by health care professionals, parents and individuals with T1D. A certified diabetes advocate will discuss the different rights, accommodations and how to advocate for children living with T1D while at school.


IT STARTS WITH ME – NOVEMBER 15

*Two tracks: (1) Parents (2) Youth / Young Adult The last session in the series will aid parents & caretakers in empowering their children to emphasize their strengths outside of living with T1D and support them with issues such as bullying. The youth group will discuss self-empowerment, how to not feel defined by their diagnosis, and how to deal when issues with peers arise.