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Diabetes Support Group to begin at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital

October 15, 2010

Diabetes can seem to be an overwhelming disease because it impacts so many areas of daily life.  Great success can happen when you have the support from family, friends and from other people with diabetes.


Baystate Mary Lane Hospital announces that a Diabetes Support Group will meet the first Wednesday of every month from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Main Conference Room located on the second floor of the hospital.   The first meeting will be held Wednesday, November 3 beginning at 5:00 pm. 


Community members are invited to join Alicia Walter, MS RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Educator who will facilitate this support group. “If you have diabetes, you are not alone,” said Walter.  “Millions of people today have diabetes.  Diabetes cannot yet be cured, but it can be managed and you can lead a full, active life. These meetings will offer important nutritional education and members will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, recipes and tips as they establish a network of contacts, gain personal confidence and learn how to better live with diabetes,” said Walter. 


Meetings are open to community members who have diabetes, their families and anyone who is interested in learning more about diabetes.   Registration is not required, for more information contact Michelle Holmgren, Public Affairs and Community Relations Coordinator at 413-967-2296.