The Diabetes Support Group in Havasu is a support group dedicated to improving the lives of individuals who have been affected by Diabetes, led by Shyla Perkins.
“My name is Shyla Perkins and I have a passion for helping those with diabetes. My educational background is in Health Education and Health Promotion (BS). I graduated from Arizona State University in 2020. I have also been diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic since 2009. Embracing this new lifestyle is a very difficult journey that oftentimes feels very lonely. My goal is to help everyone feel more included and to not only practice but embrace the tools to create a healthier lifestyle with diabetes. Everyone who has been affected by diabetes is welcome to join this support group.”
There is no cure for diabetes, but it can be managed. Balancing the food you eat, with exercise, and medication, (if prescribed) will help you control your A1C. This can help prevent or delay complications associated with diabetes. You do not have to go on this journey alone, with support from one another we can learn how to use these balancing tools to live long and healthy lives.
Support Group Information
The diabetes support groups help connect individuals going through the diabetes journey. This group helps individuals find the tools they need to live as healthy as possible.
The goals of Diabetes Support in Havasu are to:
1) To support the lives of individuals with diabetes, and the prevention of complications of diabetes, no matter the type.
2) To provide tools and resources to individuals to help in the care and/or prevention of diabetes.
3) Each member of the group will be equally important and will share their concerns regarding their disease process. They will benefit from sharing their experience and learning will continue each and every month.
Recipes will be shared at every meeting!
Guest speakers will be made available
The mission statement is:
To support people to better understand and live with diabetes.
Havasu Community Health Foundation (HCHF)
2126 McCulloch Blvd N Suite 14
Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86403
Phone: (928) 453-8190 Fax: (928) 453-8236
Open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday
HCHF is a 501(c)3 public charity
Taxpayer identification #20-1839858