Decatur, Ill. – The DMH Wellness Center will begin a free monthly diabetes support group for anyone needing help and support managing diabetes. The first meeting will be held Thursday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to noon at the DMH Wellness Center at 241 W. Weaver Rd. in Forsyth.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about nutrition, exchange recipes, hear guest speakers and gain emotional support from others in the group.
“Each year, nearly 2 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in people 20 years of age and older,” said Monica Nyman, a registered dietitian who manages the DMH Wellness Center’s diabetes program. “Connecting with others who are facing diabetes can help those with diabetes manage the disease and feel better.”
The DMH Wellness Center also offers a Diabetes Self-Management Education Program that is recognized by the American Diabetes Association. Participants in the program learn about various aspects of managing diabetes, including nutrition, exercise, medication and how to prevent and treat complications associated with diabetes. A physician referral is required for this program.
For more information about the diabetes support group or diabetes education program, call the DMH Wellness Center at 217-876-5378.
Decatur Memorial Hospital
Decatur Memorial Hospital (DMH), located in Decatur, Ill., is a not-for-profit, community hospital that has been providing medical care since 1916 for the residents of Central Illinois. Today, DMH is a 365-bed facility with nearly 2,500 dedicated employees and 300 physicians. DMH encompasses 12 state-of-the-art Centers of Excellence which focus on proven quality healthcare. In 2011, DMH was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters. For more information, call 217-876-2850.