Type 1 Diabetes Program


Type 1 Diabetes Program

The Type 1 Diabetes Support Group, aka Chiricahua Chihuahuas, was started in March 2012.  When I started working for CCHCI in 2010, it was very apparent that most of the children and their families living in Cochise County were not tied to the support systems and opportunities that exist for children living in larger cities.  Now after 6 years, we have over 25 members who meet every 3 months to support each other and learn more about adapting to the challenges of living with this chronic illness.  We also participate in local and national efforts to help raise funding and awareness as we get closer to finding a cure! – Darlene Melk

At Chiricahua, we seek to lessen the burden on children and their families living with type 1 diabetes by providing close clinical follow-up, support group opportunities, and community education. Clinical Care We believe that close follow-up with your primary care provider and extra support from one of our behavioral health providers and/or registered dietitians is important for improved health with diabetes. These visits supplement regular follow-up with Endocrinology specialists. Since pediatric endocrinologists are only located in Tucson, AZ, we have made efforts to connect patients locally with these specialists either via telemedicine (Banner UMC) or in person in our Sierra Vista pediatric office (TMC One). Support Group Our support group is open to anyone living with type 1 diabetes in Cochise County. Every quarter, we meet locally (Douglas, Sierra Vista, or Bisbee) for a social event. Every October, we send a team (the “Chiricahua Chihuahuas”) to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk for a Cure in Tucson, AZ. For additional information regarding our clinical services, support group or community education opportunities, please contact Angelica Lopez at: 520-364-5437 x3514 or anlopez@cchci.org.

Thank you to the following organizations for their generous donations to the Chiricahua Cares Fund:

Locations

Benson
Benson Family Health Center

335 S. Ocotillo Ave, Benson, AZ 85602
520-586-4040

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Benson
Benson Pharmacy

335 S. Ocotillo Ave.
Benson, AZ 85602
520-586-4699

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Bisbee
Bisbee Family Health Center

108 Arizona Street
Bisbee, AZ 85603
520-432-3309

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Bisbee
Bisbee Pharmacy

307 Arizona Street
Bisbee, AZ 85603
520-432-4660

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Douglas
Pediatric Center of Excellence

815 15th Street,
Douglas, AZ 85607
520-364-5437

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Douglas
Early Childhood Center of Excellence

1151 16th St. Douglas, AZ 85607
520-364-5437

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Douglas
Ginger Ryan Clinic

1100 F Ave
Douglas, AZ 85607
520-364-3285

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Douglas
Douglas Pharmacy

1111 F Avenue
Douglas, AZ 85607
520-364-6860

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Elfrida
Cliff Whetten Clinic

10566 N. Hwy 191,
Elfrida, AZ 85610
520-642-2222

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Sierra Vista
Sierra Vista Family Dental Center

115 Calle Portal
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
520-459-3011

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Sierra Vista
Sierra Vista Adult Clinic

155 Calle Portal Suite 300
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
520-459-3011

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Sierra Vista
Vista Pediatrics Clinic

155 Calle Portal, Suite 700
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
520-459-0203

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Sierra Vista
Chiricahua at SEABHS

4755 Campus Dr. Sierra Vista, Az

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Sierra Vista
Chiricahua Pharmacy

155 Calle Portal Suite 600
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
520-515-8678

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County Wide
Mobile Medical/Dental Clinics

Serving all of Cochise County.
520-642-2222

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After Hours Advice
After Hours Advice – Asesoría Después de Horario


520-432-3309

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Make a Payment
Pay Your Bill

To Mail a Payment:
PO BOX 845659
Los Angeles, CA 90084-5659
(520) 276-0085

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For all inquiries - including questions about billing, employment and media, call 520-364-1429 or email cchci@cchci.org Details >