Information about the Coronavirus

Griffin Health is committed to your care and safety. Please call your doctor or provider before your visit. General COVID-19 information is available here. Vaccination information is available here.

Schedule your COVID-19 test at 203-437-6815.

Learn to Manage Your Diabetes

Call (203) 732-1137.

Live Well

Take Control of Your Diabetes

Griffin Hospital empowers individuals diagnosed with diabetes to take control of the health condition and get control of their lives again with a free six-week workshop offered throughout the year called The Live Well Diabetes Self-Management Workshop.

The Live Well Diabetes Self-Management Workshop focuses on several topics for those with diabetes, including:

  • Meal planning, carbohydrate counting & reading nutrition labels
  • Physical activity
  • Blood sugar guidelines
  • Sick day guidelines
  • Managing medications
  • Foot care
  • Managing stress and difficult emotions
  • Working with your health care team
  • Action plans and problem solving

This program is sponsored by the Connecticut State Department on Aging, Connecticut Department of Public Health and Griffin Hospital Community Outreach and Valley Parish Nurse Program.


Workshops are held through group conference calls over the phone or via Zoom video conferences throughout the year. Conference calls are being scheduled for daytime and Zoom programs for afternoons, evenings, and Saturday mornings.

Pre-registration is required.

To Register or Learn More

Contact Mary Swansiger, BSN, MPH, CDCES, at 203-732-1137 or mswansiger@griffinhealth.org.

Location Information

(203) 735-7421 or (800) 354-3094
130 Division St.
Derby, CT 06418-1326