ALMH to host diabetes support group meetings throughout 2019

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[January 21, 2019]  One in ten people in Logan County have been diagnosed with diabetes and an even larger group has prediabetes.

This disease requires special handling when it comes to diet and exercise. To assist our residents in understanding and living with their disease, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital will host monthly Diabetes Support Group meetings.

Meetings will be held the third Friday of each month throughout 2019. Meetings will be held from 11 a.m. to noon in the Wombacher Room at the hospital.

These meetings are for people with diabetes, their family members and caregivers are free, no registration is required.

Discussion will be facilitated by:

  • Jennifer DiPasquale- Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE),

  • Sarah Tierney- Registered Nurse and CDE,

  • or Shae Hoffman- Registered Dietitian

To request a topic or presentation for your group or organization, call ALMH Diabetes Services at 217-605-5536
or e-mail at

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The 2019 topic schedule is as follows:

  • 1/18 - New Year, New Technology

  • 2/15 - Heart Health Month

  • 3/15 - Minimum Carbohydrate Needs…really!

  • 4/19 - One Step at a Time

  • 5/17 - Using Your BG Results

  • 6/21 - Vacation Planning

  • 7/19 - Research Update

  • 8/16 - Diabetes Medications

  • 9/20 - Reading Food Labels

  • 10/18 - Exercise and Carb Loading/BG Monitoring

  • 11/15 - Planning for the Holidays

  • 12/20 - Carbohydrate Overhaul

[Angela L. Stoltzenburg, MBA
Community Health Collaborative, Director
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]


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