Kim Bittle, a product trainer with Medtronic Insulin Pump company, will be the featured speaker the next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday during the next meeting of Conway Regional’s new Type 1 diabetes support group. The meeting will be held in the Conway Regional Women’s Center education classrooms.

The support group is the only one of its kind in the state with topics and teaching specifically focused on the needs of individuals diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Individuals with Type 1 diabetes are required to take insulin.

The group meets the third Tuesday of each month and complements the traditional Conway Regional Diabetes Education and Support Group. 

While Type 1 diabetes is generally diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults, adults can be diagnosed with the disease later in life as well. Monfee is a certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian.

For more information about either support group, call 513-3248 or email diabetes@conwayregional.org.