Blogs > All About Milford and Orange

If you live, work, or simply just care about Milford and Orange, this is the site for you. We'll provide you with interesting news about these communities. Most importantly we want to hear from you. Feel free to contact City Editor Helen Bennett Harvey, at or Brian McCready, Milford Bureau Chief, at

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Diabetes Support Group Starting in Bridgeport

There is no charge to participate

BRIDGEPORT — St. Vincent’s Medical Center and Animas Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson company, are co-sponsoring a new monthly Diabetes Support Group at the hospital.
"Participants will learn important information regarding coping with diabetes and improving lifestyle, and will have the opportunity to share tips with other people with diabetes to overcome challenges and frustration," according to a statement.
The group is free. It is facilitated by a St. Vincent’s nurse and Animas representative both specializing in diabetes, the statement said.
Topics to be addressed monthly include: diet, meal planning and carb counting, monitoring blood glucose levels, administration of insulin through injection or pump, flexibility in daily regimens and exercise, the statement said.
Support Group meetings will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in St. Vincent’s Level 3 South Conference Room. Next meeting is: April 27.
St. Vincent’s and Animas also co-sponsor regular seminars for people with diabetes at the Medical Center, the statement said.
To register, contact Kristi Young at Animas at 1-877-937-7867 ext. 1790 or

Labels: ,


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home