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.
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.
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. Insulin education is also provided in an individual session. In the initial visit, you will meet with both the Registered Nurse and Registered Dietitian. Follow up is based on individual need.
Additional Workshops and Programs Available
This series of classes addresses specific learning interests of people with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Classes offered range from heart health, exercise classes, meal planning, foot care and label reading. Classes are offered at a variety of times throughout the year. Call to register and to inquire about future class dates.
Doctor’s referral: Please ask your doctor or nurse practitioner to fax a referral and up-to-date lab work to 905-723-3391.
Self-referral: If you are unable to receive a referral from your doctor or you do not have a family doctor, please contact Diabetes Education Team at 905-723-0036 and a self-referral package will be mailed out to you. Once completed, please return the package plus up-to-date lab work to Oshawa Community Health Centre: Diabetes Education Centre. If you don’t have a family doctor, be sure to check the box on the “Application for Clinical Services” form for “Medical Services Team” to request one.
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