All the health professionals in this directory can help you learn how to manage diabetes to stay healthy. It may be useful to know that:
Diabetes support groups are sometimes led by a health professional and
sometimes are simply a group of people with diabetes who get together to
share information, tips, and friendship. Support groups are a wonderful
Opportunity to learn how others cope with diabetes, to hear about resources
and events related to diabetes in your community, and to share the challenges
and successes of living with diabetes. Support groups are usually free and
open to all interested persons, including family members.
If a support group exists in your community, consider taking advantage of it! If there is no support group in your community, consider starting one! The American Diabetes Association (ADA) offers a one-day training program on how to lead a support group. For information, call the ADA office in Albuquerque, 266-5716 or 1-800-342-2383.
D.l.A.L. is the American Diabetes Association's information and referral
program for people with diabetes, their families, medical professionals
and the general public.
D.l.A.L. links callers with trained personnel who offer information on healthful cooking, the latest in diabetes research, and support groups, and who make referrals to medical professionals and diabetes education programs.