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Free Diabetes Support Group Offered by Galveston County Health District

Post Date:10/19/2017 3:16 PM

The Galveston County Health District (GCHD) is happy to offer a new monthly support group for people living with diabetes.

Diabetes 101 is facilitated by a registered nurse and offers education about diabetes self-management. Topics will include monitoring blood glucose, healthy eating, meal planning, understanding food labels, counting carbs and managing stress through increased activity.Image reading "Diabetes 101 support group for adults."

“This support group is an opportunity for people with diabetes to sit down together to share their experiences managing the condition,” said Eileen Dawley, GCHD chief nursing officer. “In addition to the peer support, our nurse will offer valuable education that will help those with diabetes live a healthy lifestyle.”

Diabetes 101 meets the second Wednesday of every month from noon to 1 p.m. in the GCHD WIC classroom in the Mid-County Annex, located at 9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway in Texas City.

Registration for the free group is required by calling 409-938-2293 or emailing

Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch to each meeting and families and caretakers are welcome.

WHAT: Diabetes 101 Support Group
WHO: People living with diabetes, their families and caretakers
WHEN: Second Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m.
WHERE: GCHD WIC Classroom in the Mid-County Annex, located at 9850-B Emmett F. Lowry Expressway in Texas City
HOW: Register by calling 409-938-2293 or emailing

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