The monthly meeting of the Insulin Pump Support Group recently met at the Abington Library in Clarks Summit. Meetings are open to the public for Type 1 diabetics who are on any kind of insulin pump or are considering a pump. Members of the group range from young people who are newly diagnosed to individuals who have managed the condition for over fifty years.

They come from different areas but all have one goal, to manage their diabetes in order to remain healthy and to avoid complications. Sometimes a diabetes educator joins the group to share information and to answer questions.

Future meetings will have a dietician to speak and a representative of the Sprint for Service Dogs group.

Type 1 diabetics and their families and friends learn from each other during the support group meetings. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Abington Library and are open to the public. The next meeting is on Thursday, May 17th.

If you are on any type of insulin pump, are considering an insulin pump, or have a friend or family member who is using an insulin pump, this group is for you. Support is one of the most important things in dealing with diabetes because it is a 24 hour job. Sharing information gives individuals power in dealing with this chronic condition which takes daily monitoring for a long and active life.

Many of the participants are proof that it can be done.