Dec 2019 topic: Let’s Talk About Diabetes
There are many topics that can be hard to talk about. Diabetes is one of them for many people. This month the group wanted some help in having that conversation with their family, friends and medical team – and sometimes even strangers!
First we established that their should be boundaries of what everyone wants to share. While some topics may be informative, it is okay for some topics to be off limits to certain people. With that, loved ones are concerned and want to be helpful. Having that conversation can give them the direction on what to do and what not to do.
And finally, we discussed how the language we use influences our personal motivation and health outcomes. “Bad”, “diabetic”, “normal” and “control” are a few examples that should be removed from the vocabulary. Especially when talking to a medical team about the diabetes plan and individual goals.
Dedham Health & Athletic Complex offers a monthly Diabetes Forum & Support Group meeting. It is held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:00 – 11: 00 am in the Dedham Health Theater.
This is FREE and open to everyone in the community. Join us to learn and discuss topics related to prediabetes, diabetes and healthier lifestyle choices. The group is led by Cathy Mullooly, MS, CEP, CDE. Contact her at with any questions or for more information.
200 Providence Highway, Dedham, MA 02026 781-326-2900