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​Support for Your Diabetes

By Diane Whitten, Nutrition Educator

It’s hard living with diabetes. Professionals believe that having a support system is a key to lifestyle changes that can help you to control your diabetes with diet, physical activity and, if necessary, medication. Family can be part of your support system, but not always. Sometimes wanting to please family by having the usual food in your house makes it harder for you to stick to needed dietary changes. If you have supportive family, you’re fortunate. If you don’t have any support at home, you can find support elsewhere.

Locally we have Registered Dietitians and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists at Saratoga Hospital. They are offering virtual support groups to help people with diabetes to interact with others who share their struggle. There are regular support groups, call Sandra Larose at (518) 886-5121 for more information.

More Online Support Groups

Click here to follow this link to Learn, Connect, Engage with the Diabetes Online Community. There are many types of groups to engage with including blogs, e-magazines, Twitter and Facebook groups. 

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Click here to visit the American Diabetes Association Healthy Living page

Contact

Diane Whitten
Community Nutrition/Health
dsh23@cornell.edu
518-885-8995 ext. 2220

Last updated February 1, 2021