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Support Group for South Suburbs of Chicago

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by jlrice, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. jlrice

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    Hello

    My name is Janet and I am having trouble finding a support group for my area (south side of chicago near homer glen, mokena, orland park, lemont.) I have a son with type 1 dx 1-1-07 and would love to find some parents in my situation who live locally. I wouldn't mind starting one. I could really use a group of people to talk to that are having similar experiences since no one in our family "really gets" what we are going through.
     
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  2. frizzyrazzy

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    you've actually found the biggest support group there is :) we may not all be local but we all know what you're going through and you can sit and chat with everyone, whenever the need arises. :)
     
  3. taximom

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    Hi Janet,

    I am in the northern suburbs of Chicago, and I have not found much of any type of support group around here either. You can check with the JDRF Chicago chapter. I might be a little far from you, but maybe we could meet 1/2 way or something?
    How old is your son?

    Denise
     
  4. BrendaK

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    We should have a mom's night out or something. We're in the northern suburb of Libertyville.
     
  5. Christopher

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    I am in the North burbs but I just wanted to let you know that there is a chat feature on this site where you can talk to other parents in real time. I know it is not the same as in "real life" but it can be helpful as well.
     
  6. taximom

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    I think this is a great idea. I guess we could include some dads too (Chris) :rolleyes:.
     
  7. jlrice

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    Support group

    I would be very interested in meeting you all. Not sure where half way is, but I would be willing to do a meetup. I have checked into local groups and peoria and Arlington Heights is about it. The AH group is more "hospital" atmosphere.
     
  8. wkat

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    I'm on the north side of the city. Halfway might be Oakbrook or Elmhurst or somewhere around there? I'd be up for meeting.

    Wendy
    T1 33 years
    Mom to a 4.75 y.o. with T1
     
  9. jlrice

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    Support Meeting

    Oak Brook would be great for me. What is better evenings or weekends?
     
  10. TheFormerLantusFiend

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    Is anybody meeting? I live on the north side (West Rogers Park neighborhood). I'd like to meet families that I can get to by PACE/CTA. If I'm going as far as the south side, I could maybe make it an all day trip after school lets out.
     
  11. taximom

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    Not that I know of. Maybe we should move this to the new "social groups" area under the "User CP". I'm still up for it.
     
  12. Dana

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    I am northern IL. I would love for a get together. :)
     
  13. taximom

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    Ok...I started a "Social Group" for the Chicago area.....look under your "User CP" and sign up.
    I guess we can work it out on there :confused:
     
  14. twodoor2

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    I would, but that would mean I would have to leave Elizabeth alone with her dad.:eek:

    "Oh her blood sugar is 65, that's good isn't it???" in his Homer Simpson voice.

    I would do a mom's (and dad's if they want to join in) night out if I could bring my kids and meet your kids. Elizabeth is dying to meet other children with diabetes.
     
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  15. BrendaK

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    I'm all for a family night out -- maybe bowling or something? Any ideas?


    I'm going to look for the Chicago group now.
     

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