Diabetes Support Groups

Our free diabetes support groups give you the opportunity to share successes and discuss your challenges with our diabetes experts and other group members.

Both groups are held on the EvergreenHealth Medical Center Kirkland campus.

Eastside Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Group

A gathering place for adults with Type 1 Diabetes and the people who support them, led by JDRF Mentors. Learn new information, find resources and tools, and make connections. Share success stories, spread positive attitudes, validate challenges, and leave with hope.

  • Meets third Thursday of each month (except December) from 6-8 p.m.
  • No charge to participate and you do not need to be a patient of EvergreenHealth to attend. 
  • The group meets in room Tan 121 in the EvergreenHealth Surgery and Physicians Pavilion adjacent to EvergreenHealth Medical Center. Follow signs to Central entrance and parking; follow signage to the EvergreenHealth Surgery and Physicians Pavilion(Tan). You will enter on the second floor; take the elevator or stairs down to the first floor and follow signs to room 121. Parking is free.
  • For more information and to RSVP, contact Karis Tsolomitis at ktsolomitis@JDRF.org or Danette Wickman at DAWickman@evergreenhealthcare.org

Type 2 Diabetes Support Group

Each monthly meeting has a topic, and will often include presentations from diabetes experts in the community. Each meeting includes carbohydrate-friendly recipes to help you along your journey to good diabetes self-management.

Meets first Tuesday of each month (except July and August) from 5:30-7 p.m.

Upcoming Topics:

Jan. 2, 2018

Setting Goals for the New Year

Feb. 6, 2018

Winter Cooking Ideas/Cooking Demo

Mar. 6, 2018

Medicare, CGMs

Apr. 3, 2018

Traveling with Diabetes

May 1, 2018

Cooking Mediterranean

June 5, 2018

Exercise and Diabetes

July 2018

No Meeting

Aug. 2018

No Meeting

Sept. 4, 2018


Oct. 2, 2018

Foot Care/Wound Care

Nov. 6, 2018

Fall Cooking

Dec. 4, 2018

Holidays, Recipe Modifications, Challenges

Registration is required:

  • Register online
  • Register by phone at 425.899.3000, Monday-Friday from 7am-7pm