Mahaska Health Partnership to offer Free Diabetes Support Group

Are you living with diabetes and struggling with how to handle it?

Mahaska Health Partnership is offering assistance through a free support group focused on managing symptoms and coping with diabetes care at home.

According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 30 million children and adults have diabetes, with close to 95% of those being afflicted with type 2 diabetes. “Diabetes can be a scary diagnoses for many individuals,” MHP Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator
Sharon Ferguson shared. “This support group is designed to help those struggling with diabetes to learn coping skills among their peers in a relaxed environment.”

The next support group will be held on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm in the Cedar Bluff Learning Center on the MHP Campus (entrance #3). The key topic will be healthy holiday eating.

“With the holidays right around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about healthier options,” Ferguson encouraged. “There are simple tricks that can be used to make your favorite treats less of a burden on your regular diet, without altering the taste much, if at all! The
holidays should be a time to focus on spending time with your loved ones, not stressing about managing your diabetes.”

For questions regarding Diabetes Education at MHP or upcoming diabetes support group dates, call Ferguson at 641.672.3422. Mahaska Health Partnership, located in Oskaloosa, is a non-profit health system accredited by the Joint Commission. It is guided by its mission to provide exceptional customer service and health improvement, linking the science of medicine with the humanity of compassionate care. For more information about how Mahaska Health Partnership is making healthcare personal, look us up on the web:


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