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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Gestational Diabetes Support Group - 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

A diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes can add extra worry and stress to your pregnancy. Many mothers find themselves with mixed emotions and questions on how to deal with GDM.

Come find emotional support and useful advice with other mothers who are going through the same thing you are. Share experiences, find ways to relieve everyday stress and learn to navigate the journey of GDM.

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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:

We Have What It Takes - November 30
As we wrap up the year, we will make sense of how to use the family and support system’s strengths to navigate a child’s diagnosis. We will discuss effective communication tools and identify ways to continue to be supportive of one another. When “i” is replaced by “we”, even illness becomes wellness. We all have what it takes to get through this.

RSVP by calling the PADRE Foundation office at 714-509-8330 or email [email protected].
* Indicates that youth leaders will be available to tend to children who do want not to participate in the discussion.