Diabetes Education Program

 

Diabetes Education - Your Journey to Wellness

Our clients are adults with Type 2 diabetes and adults at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes (pre-diabetes) and adults with gestational diabetes.

The Diabetes program involves individual appointments with the dietitcian and nurse, group classes covering many diabetes related topics and community information sessions.

For more information please contact the Diabetes Education Team at 905-723-0036 extension 268, click on the link attached or see our other program descriptions below on this page.  These descriptions will provide you with indepth information regarding the educational programs.

Diabetes Education Brochure

Diabetes Physician Referral Form 2013

Your Journey to Wellness - Introductory Class for those with both Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes

This program consists of 2 consecutive weekly sessions. Facilitated by an RD and RN, provides adult clients with Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes with information needed to make lifestyle changes.  Topics discussed are: what is diabetes, risks and complications, healthy eating, physical activity, monitoring of blood glucose, foot care, medications, sick day management and self management. This class is offered morning, afternoon and evening sessoions. Call to register.

Individual Counselling

These sessions are designed specifically to meet a client’s personal needs. One on one sessions with either the nurse or dietitian are held as well as team sessions where both educators meet together with the client. The objective of this service is to address individual client needs, goal setting and self-management skills that cannot be addressed in a group session. The client is assisted in developing personalized action plans which are reviewed at each visit. The initial visit is two hours and follow-up visits are one hour with the Registered Nurse and Registered Dietitian. Call to register.

Diabetes Management Classes

This series of classes address specific learning interests of people with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Classes offered range from excerise classes, meal planning, foot care, label reading and medications. Classes are offered at a variety of times throughout the year. Call to register and to inquire about future class dates.

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