According to statistics published by the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million adults and children in the United States--8.3 percent of the population--have diabetes. For those Hudsonians living with diabetes, Hudson Chautauqua departs from its usual offering of lectures of historic interest to host the Diabetic Support Group. The first meeting of the group takes place on Wednesday, January 30, at 6:30 p.m.
The group will address issues of concern for Type I and Type II diabetics, including diet, education, medication strategies, and emotional support. There will also be speakers and diabetic educators from the Healthcare Consortium and Columbia Memorial Hospital.
Admission is free, and nondiabetic friends and family members are welcome. Hudson Chautauqua is located at 49A Eighth Street. Seating is limited, so early arrival is recommended.