Diabetes Support Group

Professionally-led support group for patients

The NSMC Diabetes Support Group meets on the third Thursday of the month and includes topics ranging from yoga and meditation, meatless meal demos and diabetes-related issues. Our patients gain valuable insight  from their peers, as well as from the various guest speakers.


  • NSMC Union Hospital, South B conference room, 500 Lynnfield Street, Lynn
  • NSMC Salem Hospital, Davenport 102A conference room, 81 Highland Avenue, Salem

2015 support group schedule

March 19, 2015 • 6 p.m.
NSMC Salem Hospital
Neurology and Diabetes
Anna Litvak, M.D., Neurology

April 16, 2015 • 1 p.m.
NSMC Wellness and Integrative Medicine Center
Getting the most out of your exercise
Kimberly Leazott, Exercise Physiology

May 21, 2015 • 6 p.m.
NSMC Union Hospital,
Beyond Rice: Taste Testing New Grains
Jean Bianchetto, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

June 18, 2015 • 6 p.m.
NSMC Union Hospital,
Keeping Up Momentum
Diabetes patient panel

No support groups July or August

September 17, 2015 • 1 p.m.
NSMC Union Hospital
Feeling in Control of My Own Care
Joseph DiPietro, M.D., Psychiatry

October 15, 2015 • 1 p.m.
NSMC Union Hospital
Heart Health and Diabetes Q & A
Nathan Van Houzen, M.D., Cardiac Electrophysiology

November 19, 2015 • 1 p.m.
NSMC Union Hospital
Blood Sugar Testing in Pairs
Kris Devin, R.N., C.D.E.

December 17, 2015 • 1 p.m.
NSMC Union Hospital
Feeling Less Alone
Rev. Amanda Harmeling, Pastoral Care

For more information contact the Diabetes Management Program at 781.477.3409.

Additional diabetes support programs: