Kaweah Delta to offer series of free diabetes support groups starting in April

VISALIA – Kaweah Delta Health Care District will hold an ongoing series of free monthly diabetes support groups from April through October in Visalia, Exeter, Woodlake and Orosi.

The free diabetes support groups will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

-On the first Thursday of the month at The Lifestyle Center, 5105 W. Cypress Ave., Visalia

-On the second Thursday of the month at Kaweah Delta Exeter Health Clinic, 1014 San Juan Ave., Exeter

-On the third Thursday of the month at Kaweah Delta Woodlake Health Clinic, 180 E. Antelope Ave., Woodlake

-On the fourth Thursday of the month at Sand Creek Apartments, 41020 Rd. 124, Orosi

English and Spanish speakers are welcome at all support groups. The diabetes support groups are provided by Kaweah Delta’s Community Outreach Department in collaboration with Alta Family Health Clinic, Kaweah Delta Health Clinics, Kaweah Delta Specialty Clinics and The Lifestyle Center.

Tulare County continues to exceed state averages for rates of diabetes, according to the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency. Adults diagnosed with diabetes - one of several diseases linked to obesity - has climbed since 2003, reaching 11.3 percent in 2007, compared to 7.8 percent statewide in 2007. For more information on Kaweah Delta’s diabetes support groups, please call 624-2416.