Our diabetes support program puts patients and families in touch with each other in a warm, relaxed and informal environment. Families are grouped with others who have children of a similar age. Each group meets on the third Tuesday of each month for approximately 90 minutes. Parents can exchange experiences while sharing tips and strategies; kids can enjoy some fun and conversation with peers who are also living with diabetes. The emphasis is on fun and family to family connection.
October 16: Child group. Back to school, fall recipes, holidays
November 27: Teen group. Fostering trust with your teen
January 15: Child group. Sick days, winter activities, comfort recipes
February 26: Teen group. What is independence and how do we get there
March 19: Child group. Summer and camp, spring vegetables
April 23: Teen group. Transition to adult medicine – are we ready?
May 21: Child group. Camp, summer recipes travel and vacation
June 18: Teen group. Summer fun without the worries!
Groups are facilitated by medical professionals including pediatric clinical social worker, dietitian and diabetes nurse educators, endocrine fellows (MD), parent mentors and special guests.
TIME: 5:30- 7:00 PM
WHEN: Tuesday evenings once a month
WHERE: Pediatric Cardiology, The Coro Center, Suite 304, One Hoppin Street, Providence (Down hall from Diabetes Clinic)
Bring diabetes supplies. A light snack will be provided.
Please contact us by Monday before the program if you are planning to attend.