FARMINGTON — Katie Drouin, RD, LD, and Nancy Taylor, RN, are announcing the start of a monthly diabetes support group in March, continuing through September.

The groups are for anyone who has diabetes or supports an individual who has the condition.

Meetings will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Allen Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital. The meetings will be peer-led by Type 1 diabetic and diabetes advocate Jim Cockerham.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, March 30: Describing the diabetes disease process and treatment options;
  • Thursday, April 27: Incorporating nutritional management into lifestyle;
  • Thursday, May 25: Incorporating physical activity into lifestyle;
  • Thursday, June 29: Using medication(s) safely and for maximum therapeutic effectiveness;
  • Thursday, July 27: Monitoring blood glucose and using the results for self-management decision-making;
  • Thursday, Aug. 31: Preventing, detecting and treating acute and chronic complications; and
  • Thursday, Sept. 28: Developing personal strategies to promote health and behavior change.

FMI, register: 207-779-2656.

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