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Free diabetes education and support

February 17, 2023 

HSHS Medical Group Diabetes and Endocrinology – Effingham delivers world-class care close to home.  The highly-specialized team of local experts – endocrinologist Dr. Radhika Annam, and registered dietitians and diabetes educators Tracy Dennis and Adrienne Jarrell – work together to provide patients with the tools they need to manage their diabetes and live their best life.

As part of that goal, HSHS Medical Group Diabetes and Endocrinology – Effingham offers a diabetes education class and a monthly diabetes support group, both free of charge, to help and encourage those with diabetes and their family members. All classes and the support group are held at their office at 500 N. Maple St., Suite 200 in Effingham.

The upcoming class and support group schedule includes:

Comprehensive Diabetes Education Class – This class helps provide a better understanding of managing all types of diabetes. Topics include nutrition, monitoring, medications, healthy coping, and reducing risks. Class participants receive individualized  goals and a comprehensive diabetes management plan. A follow-up class will be scheduled after completion of this initial class.


  • Tuesday, March 7 from 12:30-4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 4 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Diabetes Support Group – Join with other members of the diabetes community in a supportive, caring environment.  Each meeting includes education on a diabetes-related topic, recipe demonstrations, and lots of laughter and fun.

Dates/Times: Held on the second Monday of the month from 6-7 p.m.

  • Monday, March 13
  • Monday, April 10 

To register for either the education class or the support group , call 217-787-8870 or register online at HSHSMedicalGroup.org/diabetes.

HSHS Medical Group Diabetes and Endocrinology educators are also available for individualized counseling for diet, medication administration and initiation and troubleshooting of devices (glucose monitors, insulin pumps, CGMs/sensors). For more information or question, call 217-787-8870.

For more information about HSHS Medical Group, visit hshsmedicalgroup.org.

Free diabetes education and support