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Scripps Diabetes Expert Discusses Benefits of Support Groups

Everyday Health column focuses on connecting with others

A group of adults comforting and support an individual in the group.

Everyday Health column focuses on connecting with others

When trying to live with and manage type 2 diabetes, many patients can benefit from participating in a diabetes support group, wrote Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, in a recent Everyday Health column.

"Connecting with other people who have diabetes can help you stay motivated to take care of yourself by offering both practical and personal support," said Dr. Tsimikas, an endocrinologist and vice president of Diabetes Care Services at Scripps.

Read the Everyday Health column: Four Ways Diabetes Support Groups Can Change Your Life

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