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Kaweah Delta to Host Monthly Diabetes Support Groups

 


To help people who have diabetes live better lives, Kaweah Delta Health Care District will begin a series of free monthly diabetes support groups through October in Visalia, Lindsay, Woodlake and Orosi.

Support group attendees will review topics from the book, Diabetes Burnout: What to Do When You Can’t Take It Anymore, by William H. Polonsky, Ph.D. In addition, they can expect peer support in a small group atmosphere. English and Spanish speakers are welcome at all support groups.

The diabetes support groups are provided by Kaweah Delta’s Community Outreach Department in collaboration with Kaweah Delta Chronic Disease Management Center, Lindsay Healthy Start Family Resource Center, and Community Services & Employment Center (C-SET) Senior Services.

The free diabetes support groups will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

• Visalia – On the first Thursday of the month at the Kaweah Delta Chronic Disease Management Center, 325 S. Willis St., Visalia

• Lindsay – On the second Thursday of the month at Lindsay Healthy Start Family Resource Center, 400 E. Hermosa, Lindsay

• Woodlake – On the third Thursday of the month at Woodlake Manor Apartments, 200 E. Sierra Ave., Woodlake

• Orosi – On the last Thursday of the month at Cutler Senior Center, Ledbetter Park, 12691 Avenue 408, Cutler

Tulare County continues to exceed state averages for rates of diabetes, according to the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency. Adults diagnosed with diabetes – one of several diseases linked to obesity – has climbed since 2007, reaching 13.2% in 2012, compared to 8.4% statewide in 2012.

Established in 1963, Kaweah Delta Health Care District is a 581-bed district hospital. The district offers a comprehensive scope of services including everything from a well-respected pediatric hospitalist program to nationally recognized orthopedic and cancer programs.

For more information, call (559) 624-2416 or visit http://www.kaweahdelta.org, or follow Kaweah Delta on Twitter or Facebook.

 

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