Hope for Diabetics - Diabetes Support Group
Hope for Diabetics is a community outreach and support group offered through Hope Evangelical Free Church. Their purpose is to provide educational opportunities and support to individuals with diabetes and their family members, and those interested in learning more about diabetes in Springfield and the surrounding communities.
Hope for Diabetics meets at Hope Evangelical Free Church in Springfield located at 3000 Lenhart Road.
Each meeting consists of:
- a review of diabetes basics
- a short program covering a specific topic
- time for questions and answers
- smaller group sessions enabling interaction, discussion and support with other individuals who are having the same or similar experience.
Anyone with diabetes, anyone affected by diabetes, or anyone interested in learning more about diabetes is welcome to attend.
Monthly Support Group Meetings
Hope for Diabetics meets at Hope Evangelical Free Church in Springfield. Each meeting consists of: a review of diabetes basics, a short program covering a specific topic, a time for questions and answers, and smaller group sessions enabling interaction, discussion and support with other individuals who are having the same or similar experiences. These meetings take place the last Wednesday of each month.
Quarterly Educational Events
Quarterly educational events are held at Hope Evangelical Free Church in Springfield. These are larger event opportunities that provide education on a specific topic related to living with diabetes i.e. nutrition, physical activity, blood glucose management, foot care, etc. Topics are presented by healthcare professionals in the field of diabetes. These events take place four times a year and replace the monthly support group on the last Wednesday of the month the event is held. Please remember, we offer these programs for support and education. These programs are not to take the place of care by your healthcare provider. Hope for diabetics was created by and is led by individuals who have diabetes and their family members. They live with the affects of diabetes every day. You are not alone.
If you would be interested in learning more about Hope for Diabetics, please call 217.787.1446 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Granada - Camp for Children with Diabetes
Camp Granada is an opportunity for children with diabetes to learn more about themselves and their diabetes in a fun-filled and safe camping environment. The program of Camp Granada encourages independence and self-management and is associated with the American Diabetes Association. Camp Granada is designed for children ages 8 years (by 9/1/10) through 16 years of age.
Camper Activities: boating, swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, archery, recreation games and nature walks. Evening programs include a carnival, beach party and dance.
Philosophy of Camp Granada:
- To provide a fun, healthy, and safe environment for the campers.
- To stress the importance of normal blood sugar levels and self-management as the goals for all persons with diabetes.
- To emphasize self-esteem, team building, peer relationships, and positive attitudes about coping with diabetes.
- A tertiary aspect of the camp will be to educate health professionals and students in the area of diabetes.
Dates : Sunday, July 18 - Friday, July 23, 2010
If you are interested in learning more about Camp Granada, please call 217.528.7541 and asked to speak with Dr. David Hoelzer's nurse in Endocrinology about receiving camp information.
Greater Illinois Area - American Diabetes Association, Springfield Type 1 Support Group
The Greater Illinois Area - American Diabetes Association offers a Type 1 Diabetes support group for children and their families. Events are planned every 3-4 months for discussions on issues and experiences related to Type 1 Diabetes in conjunction to fun filled events. All ages are welcome.