Support Groups

JDRF October & November Support Groups

Fairfield County

Wednesday, October 22, 6:30 pm
Parent Support Group in Norwalk
Pediatric Endocrine & Diabetes Specialists
761 Main Avenue, Norwalk

  • Topic: Glucagon refresher/ demonstration and a review of Lilly resources for families.
  • Speakers: Sharla Strole and Rena Monk, Lilly Executive Sales Representatives/Specialists
  • For more information: Erin Martin at

Wednesday, October 22, 6:30 pm
Kid’s Connections in Norwalk (a support group for kids with T1D between ages 7 and 12)
Pediatric Endocrine & Diabetes Specialists
761 Main Avenue, Norwalk

  • Activity: continuing our progress on personal goals and working in some diabetes education/psycho-education.
  • Facilitated by: Bonnie Rumilly, MSW
  • For more information: Erin Martin at

Tuesday, October 28, 10:00 am
Fairfield County Coffee Group
Panera Bread
650 Main Avenue, Norwalk

  • This is a casual get-together for parents to enjoy coffee and conversation and a great opportunity to exchange ideas.
  • We will not have a speaker at this meeting.
  • We hope you can join us.
  • For info: Joan Benz at

Tuesday, November 4, 10:00 pm
Parent Support Group in Danbury
Danbury Hospital’s Pediatric Diabetes Clinic
79 Sand Pit Road, Danbury

Sunday, November 16, 2:00 pm
Lower Fairfield County
Kids Playgroup & Parent Support Group

at the home of Katie Ferguson

  • This is a casual get together for kids, ages 3 to 10, and their parents.
  • Siblings welcome.
  • 17 Hidden Hill Road, Weston
  • RSVP: Katie Ferguson at

Next date: TBD
Mom’s Night Out

  • For more information: Denise Sgandurra at or 203-556-5743
  • Please contact Denise with suggestions for speakers and venues.


Hudson Valley

Monday, October 27 & November 10, 6:00 pm
Sweet Talk – Support Group for Teens with T1D
Orange Regional Medical Center
Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Road, Middletown, NY

  • Meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
  • Call 845-695-5858 for more information

Monday, October 27, 6:30 pm
Children’s and Family’s Diabetes Support Group
St, Anthony’s Community Hospital
15 Maple Ave., Warwick , NY – 2nd Floor Conference Room

  • Meets 4th Monday of the month at 6:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Call 845-570-3510 for more information


Westchester County

Monday,  October 20, 6:00 pm
Diabetes Support Group for Children and Young Adults
Phelps Memorial Hospital
775 N. Broadway, Suite 400 Waiting Room, Sleepy Hollow, NY

  • Meets 3rd Monday of the month at 6:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Call 914-366-3400 or email for more information

Wednesday, November 19, 9:30 am
Parent Support Group in Westchester
at the home of Theresa Stagg
2 Alyssa Lane, Purchase NY

  • Topic: The Artificial Pancreas Study
  • Speaker: Kady Helme, Coordinator of Strategic Communications at JDRF
  • Kady will talk about her experience applying for the trial, and using the Artificial Pancreas in a real world setting.
  • For more info: Theresa Stagg at


Please RSVP so that each facilitator can plan accordingly
Contact Joan Benz at 203-854-0658 or for more information


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The show is totally dedicated to living with diabetes
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