I'm just curious how many opportunities there are for support groups or diabetes education in different European countries. I find that there is a real lack of these types of groups in Hungary....

What about where you live????

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In France, there are Association of diabétiques; they get money from government as every Association in France, they made some meetings but with my experience with the association of Lyon , I can tell you, it's Zero! first, they live in another world without knowing about everyday 's problems: where can I put my old needdles? How can I carry my insulins pens during hot weather? .... the answers: "Sorry I don't know". I love all diabetics type 1 or 2, but there is Zero type 1. It was a group of old people (I love old people) type 2 or type ?? and they didn't want to change their group. So i think there's no support and no diabetes education in France. For instance, 3 years ago I asked the mayor of Lyon, the health service, about used syringes, needles... because there is a law and diabetics (or others private users of syringes) can't put them in garbages. 2 years after they create a service where we can bring used needles, it costs 1 Euro. The Association of "diabetics" doesn't want to know about this service! I think that a diabetic is very alone in front of diabetes. And I don't tell you about forums on internet: I'm afraid of what I'm reading! So there is a large place for real diabetes education or support groups in France.
Hello Kristin,
I see this post is a bit old but I am new to Tudiabetes and just ran across it. I too an seeking support groups near where I live in Germany. I do know a great service which offers regular education. There main business is selling accessories (equipment, strips, needles, etc) for diabetics. However, it is not really a support group. In any case, it is somewhere to get education. https://www.diaexpert.de/startseite.html
If you hear of any other support in Europe, I would be happy to know about it.

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