Southern Illinois/St. Louis Area Support Groups

December 31, 2018, Carbondale, IL
12:00 am

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Carbondale-Herrin-Marion, IL:
This group is for any family member who has a loved one with type 1 diabetes. There will be monthly meetings, guest speakers, and planned family events. Meetings are usually the first Monday of the month, but vary sometimes due to activity scheduling and speaker availability. Meetings have been held in the Carbondale-Herrin-Marion area of Southern Illinois. For more information, please contact Deanna Tacderas at (618) 942-5603, Christy Jordan at (618) 988-1112, or Heidi Moccia at

Support Group in Clinton County, IL:
For information on this group, please contact Kori Voss at or (618) 526-7251 or Tammy Kampwerth at (618) 526-0408.

Diabetes Support Groups and Insulin Pump Groups — Chesterfield, MO:
St. Luke’s Hospital has both diabetes support groups and insulin pump groups. For the schedule of upcoming meeting dates/times, please call (314) 205-6446 or visit the St. Luke’s Hospital website.

Mid-Missouri Family Support Group in Columbia, MO:
This group has quarterly family get-togethers/activities on Saturday or Sunday
afternoons, and connections with friends to talk/meet with as needed. Families come from as far as Kirksville and St. Robert to participate. For more information, please contact Linda Swearengen at (573) 449-4556 or and Carol Trendle at (573) 256-5582 or

Diabetic Corner for children and families — Oakville, MO:
Diabetic Corner is a support group for students and their families. This group meets once a month to listen to guest speakers, to have informative discussions, and to learn and teach each other about our own experiences with diabetes. Every month is new and different, filled with fun and prizes. The group meets in the evenings at Oakville High School (5557 Milburn Rd. in Oakville, MO). For more information, contact Pam Frederich, RN at (314) 467-7030.

Springfield/Ozarks Group in Springfield, MO:
For more information on local groups, please contact Jennifer Cotner-Jones at (417) 569-0606 or To learn more about local activities in Southwest Missouri, please visit

DIVA Diabetics in St. Louis, MO:
DIVA Diabetics is a mentoring/support group for adult women (18+) with type 1 diabetes. For more information, please contact Joan McGinnis, RN, MSN, at (314) 962-2833 or The group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the JDRF office in St. Louis (50 Crestwood Executive Center Suite 401).

Support Group in St. Louis, MO:
The group meets in the Edison Room by the lower level cafeteria at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. There is free parking and refreshments. Contact Beth Alseth or Deb Schilling at 314-454-2266 or email Beth at for future dates and topics.

Support Group in Warrenton, MO:
For more information, please contact Jennifer Schipper at (636) 456-8754 or


Our support groups are located throughout Illinois and do not meet at our chapter office. For more information about our support groups, contact Christine Bissler.

Carbondale, IL 62901

Event Contact

Christine Bissler
312-423-7198 |