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Griffin Diabetes Support Group to Discuss Mental Health

By on 5/13/2019

The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free presentations on mental health issues for individuals diagnosed with diabetes on Tues., May 14 at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the hospital, 130 Division St., Derby.

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Certified Diabetes Educator Mary Swansiger, BSN, MPH, will facilitate an open discussion on mental health issues and diabetes, especially depression and diabetes distress. The talk will cover the signs and symptoms of depression, how depression and diabetes are linked, how depression is treated in people who have diabetes, and self-management tools.

The presentations will be in the hospital’s Dining Room Meeting Room 1.

The Diabetes Education & Support Group meets September - June on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss the management of diabetes, its challenges, and day-to-day dietary concerns. Individuals with diabetes and their caregivers are welcome to attend.

No registration is required. For more information, call Mary Swansiger at 203-732-1137.

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