Lahey's diabetic support group provides encouragement, understanding, information and mutual support for people living with diabetes. Each person's experience with diabetes is unique, so sharing and listening to others can give a person new ideas and improve his or her outlook about a future with diabetes. Members of our group are often coaches for others struggling with a new diagnosis or those with "burnout" from too many years with the disease. Much is changing in the care of diabetes including medications, meters and even food choices, and it is important to stay as up-to-date as possible. Members voluntarily bring news from magazines, newspapers and other resources to share. A social worker, dietitian and certified diabetes educator attend and facilitate each meeting. The diabetes support group meets the first Tuesday of each month, from 1 pm to 2 pm in the Six Central Conference Room (6-601) at 41 Mall Road in Burlington. An additional support group meets the first Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 pm in the fourth-floor conference room at Lahey Clinic Medical Center, North Shore, One Essex Center Drive in Peabody. All are welcome. To register for a support group, please contact facilitator Annmarie Brady, LICSW, at 781-744-3134.
The Lahey Clinic Diabetes Education Programs are recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). ADA recognition status assures that these programs meet the national standards for excellence in education. The overall goal of the programs is to provide current information & techniques related to diabetes self-management that can be incorporated into a person’s lifestyle. Lahey offers a variety of classes to help you make better choices to reach or maintain your blood sugar goals. Learn the latest in diabetes self-management and nutrition and take control of your life again. Classes are held in Burlington in the Four East Conference Room (4N-67). For further information and/or an updated class schedule, ask your doctor or contact Lois Maurer, MS, LD, RD, CDE at (781) 744-8355. Click here for a list of ongoing diabetes course and program descriptions or visit the event calendar for the complete schedule of diabetes education.