Kaweah Delta Set To Begin Monthly Diabetes Support Groups In March
VISALIA – In an effort to help people who have diabetes live better
lives, Kaweah Delta Health Care District will begin a series of free monthly
diabetes support groups through October, in Visalia, Lindsay, Woodlake
Support group attendees will review topics from the book, “Diabetes
Burnout: What to Do When You Can’t Take It Anymore” by William
H. Polonsky, Ph.D. In addition, they can expect peer support in a small
group atmosphere that is caring and safe.
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 Kaweah Delta Chronic Disease Management
Center, Lindsay Healthy Start Family Resource Center, and Community Services
& Employment Center (C-SET) Senior Services.
The free diabetes support groups will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on
the following dates and at the following locations:
On the first Thursday of the month at the Kaweah Delta Chronic Disease
Management Center, 325 S. Willis St., Visalia
On the second Thursday of the month at Lindsay Healthy Start Family Resource
Center, 400 E. Hermosa, Lindsay
On the third Thursday of the month at Woodlake Manor Apartments, 200 E.
Sierra Ave. Woodlake
On the last Thursday of the month at Cutler Senior Center, Ledbetter Park,
12691 Avenue 408, Cutler
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 2007, reaching 13.2 percent in 2012, compared to 8.4
percent statewide in 2012. For more information on Kaweah Delta’s
diabetes support groups, please call 624-2416.