​Health Initiatives

Diabetes Awareness & Improvement Program

Diabetes Awareness & Improvement Program is a support group for insulin and non-insulin dependent Type 2 diabetics.

Statistics show that almost 10% of all emergency room visits in the U.S. involve diabetes related health problems.  Emergency care for people with diabetes usually involves complications from nerve damage, kidney issues, eye and vision issues, and dangerously high blood glucose levels.

Our support group is designed to offer many types of support to individuals living with diabetes.  Our goal is to teach diabetics how to live life controlling their diabetes, instead of diabetes controlling them.  Our ongoing discussions cover the many aspects of life that diabetics deal with on a daily basis; such as diet, exercise, personal care, and mental health.

We meet every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the center; and our sessions last for eight weeks.  In our group meetings, participants learn to read food labels, count carbs, prepare nutritious meals, how to check their bodies for open wounds, and develop a personalized exercise plan.

Anyone interested in learning more, or registering to join the support group, can call the center at 269.687.9860.