Diabetes Education Events and Support Groups

Diabetes classes and support groups are available throughout northern Michigan, as well as online.

Munson Healthcare Events

View the Munson Healthcare event calendar to find a diabetes education class near you. 


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The National Diabetes Prevention Program

Have you ever been told by a health care professional that you are at risk for getting diabetes; have pre-diabetes, borderline diabetes, or high blood sugar/glucose; or had gestational diabetes?

You may be at high risk for type 2 diabetes, but there is something you can do about it. This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led program can help you make a change for life. This program helps you learn how to change your lifestyle to prevent type 2 diabetes. Groups meet for 16 weekly sessions and six monthly follow-up sessions with a trained Lifestyle Coach.

Classes are also offered across northern Michigan by the following partners:

To find programs across the state of Michigan, visit Healthy Michigan Programs. Contact Kim Chandler at (231) 935-9227 for more questions about the Diabetes Prevention Program.

Support Groups

Living with diabetes can be overwhelming some days. It impacts your life! 

It is important to develop a strong network of caring family members and friends to help you manage living with diabetes. 

Support groups are available at Munson Healthcare hospitals in Grayling, Gaylord, and Kalkaska. These classes are for anyone living with diabetes.

View our event calendar to find a support group.

Support groups are also available in Traverse City, hosted by the Ryan Dobry Diabetes Charity. These classes are for anyone living with diabetes and those that care for individuals living with type 1 diabetes. 

Online Support Groups

There are also places online you can look to for support with managing your diabetes.