We offer education, monitoring, and self-management skills for better diabetes control. Patients referred to the Diabetes Management Program by their doctors attend group education sessions, or meet with a clinician one-on-one to learn the necessary lifestyle changes to mitigate and manage health risks that accompany diabetes and pre-diabetes, and prevent other health issues.
When you are referred to the PCN for Diabetes management, you first take part in the Living with Pre-Diabetes or Diabetes class. You will learn what diabetes is, how it can be managed, the role of medication, food and activity in diabetes management, and explore their feelings about diabetes.
After this class, and with guidance from the facilitator, patients can choose to attend nutrition, activity classes or foot care classes or can access other services such as individual care from a pharmacist or nurse or be connected with mental health depending on the patient’s specific needs.
You can also choose to attend the Healthy Eating and Managing Blood Sugars class. You will about the role of healthy eating in managing their blood sugars. The various food groups are explored along with their effect on blood sugar levels.
Services at Northgate Centre require a referral from your family doctor, who is a member of the PCN.
Services at Rundle Health Centre are available to you if you have a T5W postal code. You do not require a referral. You can either call or walk in to book an appointment.