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
  • Medications
  • Exercise
  • Travel
  • Illness
  • 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:

  • Exercise
  • Meal planning/timing
  • Medications
  • Foot care
  • Basic carbohydrate counting
  • Alcohol
  • Hypo/hyperglycemia and their treatment  
  • Testing
  • Heart health