Type 2 Education
This core program is designed to provide education and resources to help patients with diabetes in self-managing their condition. It also provides a good opportunity for people to learn about diabetes in an interactive and supportive environment, along with individualized support from health care professionals.
The program is taught by a nurse and dietitian and the topics covered include:
- What is diabetes?
- Testing blood sugar
- Preventing and treating hypoglycemia
- Alcohol and diabetes
- Foot Care
- Effects of food on blood sugar
- Meal planning
- Glycemic Index
- Label reading
- Sugar substitutes
- Heart health
- Dining out
The program runs monthly on either Monday mornings, Thursday evenings or Friday afternoons, two weeks in a row. Each class is 2-3 hours long.
Programs are taught in English.
After participants have completed the core program, they will be booked into the follow-up program that provides ongoing support for diabetes self-management.
Type 1 and 2 Follow-up
This program is aimed at people with type 1 or 2 diabetes. It is an individual 2 hour appointment. During your visit you will have a chance to receive guidance and support from a nurse, a dietitian and an endocrinologist (if indicated) in order to help maintain good glycemic/health control.
Topics covered in this program include:
- Meal planning/timing
- Foot care
- Basic carbohydrate counting
- Hypo/hyperglycemia and their treatment
- Heart health