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Griffin to Host Virtual Diabetes Education and Support Group Meeting April 13

By Christian Meagher on 4/7/2021

The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host a virtual meeting and discussion about Advanced Care Directives on Tues., April 13 from 6-7 p.m.

Griffin Health Advanced Care Planning Coordinator Lynn Aiksnoras, will present “Let's Talk, Let's Plan,” encouraging all adults to be prepared in case an accident or sudden illness leaves them unable to make their own healthcare decisions. Advanced Care Planning ensures that individuals’ loved ones and their doctors will understand and honor those expressed wishes.

For more information and to get the link for the virtual meeting, contact Mary Swansiger at mswansiger@griffinhealth.org or 203-732-1137.

The Diabetes Education & Support Group meets regularly on the second Tuesday of the month from 6-7 p.m. to provide individuals diagnosed with diabetes support and information on a wide range of topics including the management of diabetes, challenges, and day-to-day dietary concerns. Individuals with diabetes and their caregivers are welcome to attend.

The support group is part of Griffin’s ongoing effort to transform healthcare by not only treating illness, but also helping people stay healthy. Griffin actively empowers individuals to play an active role in their health and wellbeing by providing them with information, tools and support to prevent, or proactively manage chronic diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, depression and stress.