This class is aimed for people who have impaired blood glucose regulation but whose blood sugar values are not yet high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This program provides education and resources to help people prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes.
The classes are taught by a nurse and dietitian in an interactive and supportive environment. Individualized support from health care professionals is also provided, as needed.
Topics covered include:
- Effects of food on blood sugar
- Meal planning
- Glycemic Index
- Label reading
- Sugar substitutes
- Dining out
- Pathophysiology of pre-diabetes
- Diagnostic criteria
The pre-diabetes program is offered once per month, usually on a Monday, and runs for approximately two hours.
At completion of this program, participants are advised to follow-up with their family doctor to continue blood sugar monitoring on a regular basis. If needed, participants are welcome to return to our centre for additional support.