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Diabetes Support Groups. Southeast Michigan.
Here you can find Diabetes Support Groups in your state by county. If you know of a Diabetes Support Group that is not listed here please email  Kimberly Advent.

Southeast Michigan

Support Groups for Adults


Macomb County

Bon Secours Hospital
Diabetes Outpatient Programs
22300 Bon Brae, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
For more information contact:
Vivian Brzezicki, RN (586) 779-7900
Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month.

Mt Clemens General Hospital
1000 Harrington Blvd., Mt Clemens, MI 48043
For more information contact:
Judi Zielke, RN, CDE, (810) 493-2841
Diabetes Support Group:
Living with Diabetes usually meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7:00-8:30pm.
Call for specific information.

Peer Group (The Pin Cushions)
Support group for adults with type 1 Diabetes
For more information contact:
Facilitator: Margie Maly (810) 716-9262
Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:00-8:30pm at the home of Dave Zumbrumen (810) 415-0510.

St. Gertrude Diabetes Group
Parish conference room in office bldg
28839 Jefferson Ave, St. Clair Shores, MI
For more information contact:
Norma Zygaj (810) 775-1143 or
Helen Mongold (810) 777-9120
Self-help group for people with diabetes and their families and friends, males/females. No fees or dues. Meetings held every month on Wednesday from 10-11:30am.

St. John Macomb Center
11800 E 12 Mile Rd., Warren, MI 48093
For more information contact:
Carol Ciaramitaro, RN (810) 573-5731
Meetings held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 1:00-2:00pm.

St. John Medical Center-Romeo Plank
46591 Romeo Plank, Macomb, MI
For more information contact:
Betsy Pollock, RD, CDE 313-343-7931
Support Group for Parents of and Children with Diabetes Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the month from 7-8pm during the months of Sept. thru April.

St. Joseph Mercy - West
15855 19 Mile Rd, Clinton Twp.
For more information contact:
(800) 532-2411
Diabetes classes: Held every Thursday at 2pm, conference room 2, 2nd florr. Gestational Diabetes Group: Meetings held every Tuesday at 10:00am, women's section, 1st floor. Exercise with diabetes group with certified exercise instructor.








Monroe County

Mercy Memorial Hospital
For more information contact:
Rhonda Whitte, RN (734) 242-7123

Monroe County Health Dept
Adult Diabetic Support Group
2353 S. Custer Rd, Monroe, MI 48161
For more information contact:
Josie Terrasi (313) 243-7167
Laurie Berry (313) 241-7875
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm. Free to the public.

Monroe County Health Dept
Adult Diabetic Support Group
Frenchtown Senior Center, 2786 Vivian Rd.
For more information contact:
Josie Terrasi (313) 243-7167
Laurie Berry (313) 241-7875
Meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 11am. Free to the public.

Professional Village Pharmacy
For more information contact:
Sean Fitzpatrick (734) 243-5656





Oakland County

Botsford General Hospital
39750 Grand River, Novi, MI 48375
For more information contact:
Donna Rice, RN, CDE (248) 477-6100
Adults with Insulin Dependent Diabetes (Group for adults with Type 1 Diabetes): Held in the afternoon on a quarterly basis. No fee. Other Support Programs Available: Meter Loan, Gestational Diabetes Program, New to Insulin, "Diacize" (Diabetes and Exercise Program) and H.I.M (Help for Impotent Men).

Crittenton Hospital
1101 W. University Dr, Rochester
For more information contact:
Carole Beckett (248) 652-5269
Email to Carole Beckett
Self-help group for people with diabetes and their families and friends, males/females. No fee or dues. Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month.

Metro Detroit Pumpers
Jamin Jave Café
located inside the Troy Public Library
510 W. Big Beaver Troy, MI
For more information contact:
Jan Albert 248 515-1854
Erinn Foley 248 770-0535 or
Kathy Korol 734 673-8160J
MiniMed, Disetronic & Animas pumpers of all ages. (Parents of Kids on pumps, too!) Providing support for diabetics and their families interested in insulin pump therapy. Meet once per month beginning Sunday, October 14, 2001 at 1:00 P.M.

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Outpatient Diabetes Education Program
900 Woodward Ave., Pontiac, MI 48341-2485
For more information contact:
Karen Vock, RN (248) 858-6653
Diabetes Forum: Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7-9pm (for people with insulin pumps) or the 4th Wednesday of the month from 7-9pm for general meeting. No summer or Dec meetings.

William Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak
Outpatient Diabetes Education
3601 W. 13 Mile Rd. Royal Oak, MI 48073
For more information contact:
Doug Hayne at 248 652-7719 (adult)
Deb Steen, RN (Insulin Pump) (248) 551-6799
Fern Vining, RNC (248) 551-0952
A number of support groups are held at various times please call. Self-help group for people who use an insulin pump for diabetes. No charge. Meet bimonthly on Thursdays from 7-9pm, 4-5x a year. Adult diabetes support group primary ages of 40-80 and type 2 diab, meets on the 1st Thursday of the month, call Doug Hayne at 248 652-7719

William Beaumont Hospital - Troy
Diabetes Program
44201 Dequindre Troy, MI 48098
For more information contact:
Judi Schneider or
Denise Spencer (248) 828-6258





St. Clair County

Mercy Hospital
Outpatient Diabetes Self Management Program
2601 Electric Ave., Port Huron, MI 48060
For more information contact:
Sue Colorossi (810) 985-1840
Diabetes Support Group: Individual, group, in/outpatient. Daytime or evening. Support and education group, meets 4th Thursday of the month at 1-2pm in conference room. No charge. Multi disciplinary team approach.

Port Huron Hospital
Outpatient Diabetes Education Program
1221 Pine Grove Ave., Port Huron, MI 48060
For more information contact:
Tina Parmann (810) 989-3645
Adult Diabetes Support Group: Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7-8pm.

St. John River District Hospital
4100 S. River Rd., East China Twp., MI
For more information contact:
(810) 329-5325
Diabetes Support Group: Meets every other month at 7:30pm. Call for more information.








Washtenaw County

Chelsea Community Hospital
755 South Main Street, Chelsea, MI 48118
For more information contact:
Dawn Crane (734) 475-4020
Diabetes Sharing Group: Adult Group facilitator is a peer counselor. Group for diabetic, families and friends. A diabetes weight mgmt group is available for those who have completed 4 sessions of the education program. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 3:30-5pm

University of Michigan Geriatrics Center
Level 1, 1500 E Medical Center Dr, Ann Arbor
For more information contact:
Jennifer Merritt (734) 763-4781
Email Jennifer Merritt
Group for people ages 60+ with diabetes, families and friends. No fees or dues. Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month from 1:30-3pm. No meetings held in Jan or July.





Wayne County

Bruce Douglas Health Center
6550 W Warren, Detroit
For more information contact:
Ijeoma Nosivi (313) 822-0900
Email Ijeoma Nosivi
Diabetes Support Group: Support and education for adults, children & teens with diabetes. Meetings held in the Detroit Community Health Connection, Inc weekly from 10am -12pm for 6 week series/1-2 x year.

Garden City Hospital
6701 Harrison Garden City, MI
For more information contact:
Sharon Goodsell, RN, MEd, CDE or Mary Heiser, RD, CDE (734) 458-4330
Support Group: Meets first Wednesday of the month at 2:30pm & 7:00pm at the Health and Education Center Diabetes. Call to arrange. No fees or dues.

Graubner Library
Van Dyke Btwn 30 - 31 Mile Rd Romeo
For more information contact:
Rosanne Burson (586) 336-1401
Support group for adults with Type 1 diabetes. Meet the last Tuesday of every month at 7pm. Family and friends are welcome

Harper Hospital
Diabetes Connection
3990 John, Suite 5360, Detroit, MI 48201
For more information contact:
Dawn Seal, RN, BSN, CDE (313) 745-9361
Stay L.I.N.K.E.D. Call for more information, group meets 5x year.

Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center
Adray Conference Room E
18101 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124
For more information contact:
Sharon Wilson, RN, CDE (313) 436-2308
The group meets the 1st Wednesday of the month from 7-8pm, 8x year. It is also geared to the adult Type 1 and 2.

Oakwood Hospital - Seaway Center
5450 Fort St., Trenton, MI 48183
For more information contact:
Sharon Wilson, RN, CDE (313) 436-2308
The group meets on the last Tuesday of the month from 7-9pm in the cafeteria. It is geared to the adult with Type 1 and 2. No summer meetings

Sinai-Grace Hospital
Diabetes Connection
6001 W. Outer Drive, Detroit, MI 48219
For more information contact:
Shannon Schmitt, RN, CDE (313) 966-3194
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 1-2:30pm.

St. John Hospital & Medical Center
Adult Outpatient Education
22151 Moross, Ste 306 PBI Detroit, MI 48236
For more information contact:
Karen Mihelich or Rosanne Burson 313-343-3384
Adult Diabetes Support Group: (18 yrs & older) both type 1 & type 2 diabetes. Every Saturday 1 to 2:30pm.

St. John NorthEast Community Hospital
4777 E. Outer Drive, Detroit, MI
For more information contact:
Diane Bryant, BSN, RN (313) 369-5857
Diabetes Support Group: Meets once a month in the Community Room on the 1st floor from 1-2:30pm. Provides information and support to help promote an active and healthy lifestyle for those living with diabetes and their family and friends. Please call (313) 369-5865 to register. Free parking is available.

St. Mary Mercy Hospital
36475 W. 5 Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48154
For more information contact:
Janice Wheeker, RN, MEd., CDE734 522-1509
Taking Charge of Living with Diabetes: Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30p.m.

The Family Support Network
1-800-359-3722
The network is a group of parents who have children with all kinds of special needs. We offer peer support from parents who have coped with the challenges of obtaining and providing care for their children. Support is provided through group meetings and through a one-on-one match. Matches are made by identifying a support parent who lives as near as possible to the parent seeking support and whose child has similar needs.








Support Groups for Children with Diabetes & their Families

Ann Arbor County

Ann Arbor Juvenile Diabetes Network
Trinity Lutheran Church
1400 West Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
For more information contact:
Joan Walker (734) 459-8823
Diabetes Support Group: Children and adolescents with diabetes and their families.





Berkely County

Juvenile Diabetes Support Forum
For more information contact:
Karen and Kevin Rist, 248-546-6931
Meet in Berkley area at members homes. Any age child and family included. Meetings are monthly, usually on Wednesdays from 7-9pm.





Canton County

St. Michael Lutheran Church
7000 N. Sheldon, Canton, MI
For more information contact:
Melanie Armer 734-394-0397
Parents Diabetes Network (The Family Support System): Meetings held monthly on Tuesdays 7-8:30pm. Includes three children's groups based on age: "Monitor Maniacs" (12 yrs. & up); "Hot Shots" (8-11 yrs.); "D-Kids" (4-7 yrs).





Macomb County

St. John Medical Center-Romeo Plank
46591 Romeo Plank, Macomb, MI
For more information contact:
Betsy Pollock, RD, CDE 313-343-7931
Support Group for Parents of and Children with Diabetes Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the month from 7-8pm during the months of Sept. thru April.





Monroe County

Monroe County Health Dept
2353 S. Custer Rd, Monroe, MI 48161
For more information contact:
Josie Terrasi (313) 243-7167
Monroe Juvenile Diabetic Support Group: Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, 7-8:30pm.





Ohio County

Diabetes Youth Program - Ohio
2238 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, Ohio, 43624
For more information contact:
Robin Morlock, RN, 419-251-1796
Meets every other month on Tuesdays, 7-9pm.





Port Huron County

Port Huron Hospital
Outpatient Diabetes Education Program
1221 Pine Grove Ave., Port Huron, MI 48060
For more information contact:
Kathy Moran RN, (810) 989-3645
Pediatric Support Group: Children with diabetes and their parents. Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month, basement classroom.





Royal Oak County

William Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak
3601 W. Thirteen Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48073
For more information contact:
Kathy Cehaich RN, 248-551-1428
Diabetes Youth Support Group: Meets the 2nd Monday of each month from October through May, 7-8pm.





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Disclaimer: This list of Diabetes Support Groups is NOT all inclusive. If you know of other diabetes Support Group, send me an email with the URL and the city and state of the group to Kimberly Advent.

All information is subject to change. This is meant only as a guide. This website is not legally liable for any of these Support Groups. Contact your local ADA office for more information





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