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Support Groups

At times, living with diabetes feels overwhelming because it impacts so many areas of daily life. Emotional support is a vitally important part of diabetes management. Inova Diabetes Center sponsors free support groups and also provides information about other available resources.

Inova Diabetes Center – Fair Oaks
Adult Support Group

Inova Diabetes Center – Fair Oaks
Medical Office Building
3700 Joseph Siewick Drive
4th Floor Conference Room (signs will be posted)
Fairfax, VA 22033
(Map and interactive directions)

This free support group is for people with diabetes and their families. We will be hosting events in 2014 on September 9 and November 11 at Inova Diabetes Center – Fair Oaks from 6 to 7:30 p.m. No RSVP is necessary and all adults are welcome. In case of inclement weather, we follow Fairfax County Public Schools closure notices for evening programs. For support group details, please contact us at 1-877-511-GOAL (4625) or

Type 1 Friends Support Group 

Join Type 1 Friends and build friendships through diabetes. Parents, children with diabetes and siblings are all welcome. Adults and children alike will be able to network and gain valuable information. Parents, learn about babysitters and caregivers, school and other advocacy issues, family coping skills and more. Children will benefit from education, gain autonomy and, most important, have fun!

For more information or to join Type 1 Friends, contact Grace Hoeymans at 571-623-3459 or

The Type 1 Friends support group meets at our Fairfax location.

Inova Diabetes Center – Fairfax
2740 Prosperity Avenue
Suite 200
Fairfax, VA  22031
(Map and interactive directions)