TOMS RIVER, NEW JERSEY - Diabetes is a serious and complicated disease,
but it doesn’t have to control your life. The Center for Diabetes
Education at Community Medical Center, a RWJBarnabas Health facility,
can show you how to take that first step towards gaining control and managing
Our free monthly support groups and education programs provide opportunities
to share concerns and coping strategies with others who are living with
diabetes, and hear the latest news and information about diabetes care.
These groups and programs are held in the Riverwood 1 Building at 67 Route
37 West, Toms River. Call 732.349.5757 to register and for additional
The following groups are available:
Diabetes Insulin Pump Support Group -
Tuesday, May 17 at 7 pm
This free, professionally-run support group offers education and mutual
support for those with diabetes who wear an insulin pump or are considering one.
Diabetes Support Group -
Monday, May 16 at 1:30 pm
This free monthly support group helps people with diabetes learn how to
become self-sufficient in the daily management of the disease. Each month,
the group discusses a different topic relevant to individuals with diabetes.
Diabetes Self Management Series
Mondays, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesdays, April 19, April 26, May 3 and May 10 from 1- 3 pm
Fridays, April 22, April 29, May 6 and May 13 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
This four session education program focuses on what diabetes is, how it
affects your body and understanding what you can eat to maintain good
To attend you will need to bring a prescription from your physician and
your insurance information. You may bring a guest with you at no additional charge.
The Center for Diabetes Education is dedicated to helping people affected
by type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes. Whether you're newly diagnosed
or challenged by an existing condition, our experienced professionals
can provide the tools and support you need to control your diabetes, ward
off complications, and live healthfully.
The Center is certified by the ADA, which means our program meets the highest
standards of diabetes education and is led by a staff of registered nurses
and registered dietitians who are certified diabetes educators. They'll
work in partnership with your physician to help you set and achieve your
health goals through education, one-on-one counseling, support groups
and other resources.