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100 Old Public Library
(319) 384-0058; fax (319) 384-0024
email:  mary-abboud-kamps@uiowa.edu
CONTACT: KERI NEBLETT
Women's Resource and Action Center
(319) 335-1486
Iowa City IA 52242

Release: Oct. 22, 1999

Support group for dealing with diabetes begins Sunday, Oct. 24

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A support group to provide a non-medical forum for people living with diabetes is being offered at the University of Iowa Women’s Resource and Action Center, across from the Iowa Memorial Union, beginning Sunday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

"Dealing with Diabetes" will meet for six consecutive Sundays to share concerns, frustrations and fears related to diabetes. The group is open to people diagnosed with diabetes as well as friends and family members of people with diabetes.

"Diabetes does not just affect the individual with the disease; it affects everyone who loves and cares for that person," says Jessica Ahrendt, support group facilitator.

Call 335-1486 for more information or to arrange for accommodations and child care.