Toms River, NJ—Start the New Year off right by taking control of your diet. To
help people of all ages living with diabetes who are looking to make smart
decisions this year, The Center for Diabetes at Community Medical Center,
an affiliate of RWJBarnabas Health, offers two monthly support groups
to help the public focus on staying alert and healthy.
Led by Kathy Siciliano, RN, CDE, both the Monthly Diabetes Support Group
and Insulin Pump Support Group are free, open to the public and provide
newcomers and returning attendees with new, useful information.
The focus of February’s Diabetes Support Group meeting is “What
Do My Blood Sugars Mean?” while attendees of the Insulin Pump Support
Group will learn about “Adjusting Insulin Based on Patterns.”
Both meetings in March will cover “Searching for Carbs in Take-Out
Foods.” At all group meetings, Siciliano will present helpful information
on studying the effects of different foods and interpreting blood sugar
results. Attendees are encouraged to share their own advice and stories.
The Monthly Diabetes Support Group meets Mondays, February 27 and March
20 at 1:30 p.m. The Insulin Pump Support Group meets Tuesdays, February
21 and March 21 at 7 p.m. All groups meet at The Center for Diabetes at
Community Medical Center, located on the third floor of Riverwood Plaza
1 at 67 Route 37 West in Toms River.
Community Medical Center also offers the Diabetes Self-Management Series,
a four-session program on what diabetes is, how it affects your body and
what to eat to maintain a healthy blood sugar.
For more information and to register, call 732-349-5757 or email