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Community Medical Center Offers Support for Those with Diabetes


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 your diabetes.

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 information.

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 blood sugars.

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.

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