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New Diabetes Support Group in San Antonio

Aug 16, 2017
Type 2 diabetes is a major cause of heart disease, stroke and limb amputation, and it is a major health concern in San Antonio and south/central Texas. More than one in seven people in San Antonio has been diagnosed with diabetes, and one in three people over the age of 65 are living with the disease in our area. 

Former paramedic David Crowley was diagnosed with diabetes in 1988. By 2008 his kidneys were failing and he had to undergo dialysis to survive. After multiple hospitalizations, in 2013 David lost his left leg to diabetes. It wasn’t until 2016 that hope arrived. “Last year God blessed me with a kidney,” says Crowley. “Since then I have made it my mission to help other people living with diabetes know that they are not alone. I want them to know that they’re going to make it through. You’re going to have rough and good times but just because you trip and fall doesn’t mean you’re dead in the water, you get back up.” 

Crowley approached Mission Trail Baptist Hospital about starting a diabetes support group. “They were so supportive of me when I was really low,” Crowley remembers. “Katie Ivey from Pastoral Care would come to my room every day and pray with me. Sharing with one another and encouragement that can be found in a support group setting will be very helpful to people who are struggling with the disease.” 

Mission Trail loved the idea, and the Diabetes Support Group was born. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Mission Trail Baptist Hospital, located at 3333 Research Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78235. Refreshments are served, and physicians are available to provide diabetes education and answer questions. 

For more information or to reserve your seat, please call: (866) 309-2873

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