New group meets to help people with diabetes

New group meets to help people with diabetes

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Region 8 hospital is working to provide community members with all the information they need to combat diabetes.

A diabetes support group will begin meeting at NEA Baptist Clinic once a month.

The meetings will include guest speakers who will address topics relevant to diabetic patients.

On Thursday, a cooking class took place explaining new ingredients for common dishes.

Diabetes Educator Amber Toombs said they want to make sure everyone has the facts they need to lead a better quality of life.

"When you wake up every day you have to make choices in what you do that day," Toombs said. "Whether that's am I going to check my blood sugar, what am I going to eat for breakfast; all day long these choices we make affect diabetes. So, diabetes needs a lot of support."

The support group will meet during the group hour. It is free and open to the public.

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