From Houston, Texas, USA:
Where can I find support groups for parents in my city?
Check with the local chapters of ADA and JDF. Have you asked your diabetes care team?
You can start a group yourself. Just ask for a mailing list from your diabetes team. You could invite the social worker, psychologist, nurse educator or doctor to talk the first few meetings. At Children's Hospital Orange County, I started a group that meets on the first Tuesday of every month. It was slow to start but now 8 years later, over 100 parents and kids come.
The Pediatric Adolescent Diabetes Research and Education program at Children's Hospital Orange County has a framework to set up a support group. You can call them at 714-532-8613.
Original posting 20 Nov 1999
Posted to Social Issues: Community Resources
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:06
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