Class Details

Diabetes Support Group
Free support group for those with diabetes. The group alternately meets at NSMC Salem Hospital or NSMC Union Hospital on the third Thursday of every month and includes a featured speaker.

Facilitators for the support group are Jean Bianchetto, MS, RD, CDE, and Kris Devin, RN, CDE.

Meeting times are EITHER 1 - 2 p.m. OR 6 -7 p.m. depending on the location.


Nov. 20   1-2

Holiday Eating Strategies
South B Conference Room Union Hospital 

Dec. 18   1-2

Feeling Good about Yourself
South B Conference Room Union Hospital

Please call if you have any questions: 781.477.3409

January 16,
 1-2 p.m. "Affordable Health Care Resources in Mass." with Kathy Devine, Outreach Coordinator Mass. Office of Elders

February 20, 1-2 p.m. "Spice up your food with spice rubs" with Jean Bianchetto, RD, CDE

March 20, 6-7 p.m. "Neuropathy and Diabetes" with Anna Litvak, MD, Neurologist

April 17, 1-2 p.m. "Stress and Diabetes" with Joseph Dipietro, MD, Director of Outpatient Mental Health   South B Conference Room Union Hospital

May 15,  1-2 p.m. "Relaxation for Better Health" with Sandy Skinner, RN, MA, Wellness Consultant       Davenport 102 A Salem Hospital
Sandy Skinner, RN, MA will engage the group in discussion and the use of deep breathing exercises that can bring a sense of calm to your day.

June 19,  6-7 p.m. "Staying on Top of Their Game," Diabetes Panel of Patients
South B Conference Room Union Hospital

September 18,  6-7 p.m. "Bring your Meter Night"
South B Conference Room Union Hospital

October 16,  6-7 p.m. "Why Insulin and When to Start" with Paul Copeland, MD, Chief of Endocrinology  
South B Conference Room Union Hospital

Starts: 8/1/2007
Ends: 8/20/2015
When: Ongoing monthly every third Thursday. Takes place at either NSMC Salem Hospital or at NSMC Union Hospital.
Where: NSMC Salem Hospital
Instructor: Jean Bianchetto, MS, RD, LDN or Kris Devin, RN, CDE
Davenport Room 101 at NSMC Salem Hospital South B conference room at NSMC Union Hospital