A 501 (c) (3) Corporation
Diabetes Support Services, Incorporated
An Equal Opportunity Employer
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Diabetes Support Services, and My Pal Sticky for Kids have provided free diabetes support group meetings and outreach to the Salem area since October of 2007.

More than 10000 people have attended our meetings and health fairs, the majority of whom are uninsured or undersinsured, and all in need of education.

Donated diabetes products are provided to those who have no means to purchase them or seniors who have fallen into the donut hole. Resources for greater assistance are given to those in medical needs.

Our outreach exceeds the local area, having provided education and supplies across the state, nationwide, and as far away as a little girl we helped in South Africa.

Support Groups

We presently hold these support group meetings:

Diabetes Support             4th Thursday at 7:00 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 770 Chemeketa Street NE, Salem.

Diabetes in Balance/

Gentle Fitness                  NEW! Mondays at 11:00 a.m., DSS Headquarters, 1274 Cunningham Lane S.,

Followed by diabetes education. Call to register!

Diabetes Day-2-Day         3rd Wednesday at 3:00 p.m., Salem Health West Valley,  525 SE Washington, Dallas.

My Pal Sticky for Kids provides special events for the entire family on a random basis.

Plant based cooking classes coming up in September!

Our evening meetings feature keynote speakers from the medical community. These include endocrinologists, ophthalmologists, podiatrists, kidney specialists, orthodontists, cardiac specialists, pharmacists, certified diabetes educators, registered dietitians, pain specialists and more. Providers of diabetic goods and services often offer spotlights.

These meetings have a “Diabetes 101” segment with basic information. Refreshments are provided, along with educational materials and donated supplies, all at no charge to the attendee.

Our afternoon meetings are facilitated by a certified diabetes educator and have a more informal format.

Evening meetings provide fresh fruits and vegetables from Marion Polk Food Share.


It is the purpose of Diabetes Support Services to provide hope to individuals and families living with diabetes, replacing their fear with education and empowerment so they can live full and productive lives.

              Enjoying our tenth year of helping those with diabetes !!!


Saturday, September 23rd - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Salem Scottish Rite Center
4090 Commercial Street SE

DSS has received a large donation of
NEW items that will be sold at ridiculously low prices - watch for details -
Donate your time to help, clean your closets and donate items for a tax write-off or volunteer some time that Saturday!