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Diabetes and Endocrinology Education & Support Group

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Monday, December 11, 2023by bdust

HSHS Medical Group Diabetes and Endocrinology offers  free diabetes education class and support group 

October 2023 through March 2024 Class and Group Schedule 

HSHS Medical Group Diabetes and Endocrinology – Effingham delivers world-class care  close to home.  The highly-specialized team of local experts – endocrinologist Dr. Radhika Annam, and  registered dietitians and diabetes educators Tracy Dennis and Adrienne Jarrell – work together to  provide patients with the tools they need to manage their diabetes and live their best life. 

As part of that goal, HSHS Medical Group Diabetes and Endocrinology – Effingham offers a diabetes  education class and a monthly diabetes support group, both free of charge, to help and encourage those  with diabetes and their family members.  All classes and the support group are held at their office at 500  N. Maple St., Suite 200 in Effingham. 

The upcoming class and support group schedule includes: 

  • Comprehensive Diabetes Education Class – This free class helps provide a better understanding of  managing all types of diabetes. Topics include nutrition, monitoring, medications, healthy coping and reducing risks. Class participants receive individualized goals and a comprehensive diabetes  management plan. A follow-up class will be scheduled after completion of this initial class.  To register for the education class, call 217-787-8870 or register online at:  HSHSMedicalGroup.org/diabetes

Dates/Times: Held on the following Tuesdays, in the morning or afternoon: 

- Nov. 7 from 12:30-4 p.m. 

- Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

- Jan. 2 from 12:30-4 p.m. 

- Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

- March 5 from 12:30-4 p.m.

  • Diabetes Support Group – Join with other members of the diabetes community in a supportive,  caring environment. Each meeting includes education on a diabetes-related topic, recipe  demonstrations, and lots of laughter and fun.  No registration is necessary – all are welcome. 

Dates/Times: Held on the second Monday of the month from 6-7 p.m. 

- Nov. 13 

- Dec. 11 

- Jan. 8 

- Feb. 12 

HSHS Medical Group Diabetes and Endocrinology educators are also available for individualized counseling for diet, medication administration, and initiation and troubleshooting of devices (glucose monitors, insulin pumps, CGMs/sensors).  For more information or questions, call 217-787-8870. 

For more information about HSHS Medical Group, visit hshsmedicalgroup.org