Diabetes Education & Management
Adults Diabetes Education & Management
- Individual appointments
- Group education sessions about living and managing diabetes with an introduction to diabetes, nutrition and diabetes, heart health, health maintenance
- Outreach services in Bobcaygeon, Coboconk , Fenelon Falls, Kinmount and Little Britain. Contact us to see when we're in your community.
Our team, comprised of Certified Diabetes Educators (Registered Nurses and Registered Dietitians) will provide you with the knowledge, confidence and tools to improve your self-management skills to effectively manage diabetes.
Who can participate?
- Adults over the aged of 18 with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, diabetes in pregnancy and gestational diabetes
- Individuals who are newly diagnosed or those who are interested in updating their knowledge about diabetes
- Those who need to be instructed on starting insulin or other injectable therapy with physician's prescription
- Those interested, or are already using insulin pump therapy
Do I need to a referral to access your program?
- We accept referrals from Doctors, or Nurse Practitioner (NP) or any other Health Care Professionals
- You can also self-refer ( no need for a Doctor’s referral)
How do I register?
There are two ways to register
1) Contact our office directly at 705- 328-6091. During business hours , clerical staff will assist you with registration for the Diabetes Education Program. If you call during off-hours, you can leave your name and phone number on the voicemail and clerical staff will call you on the next business day.
2) Register through the Centralized Diabetes Intake using the online Self Referral Form or call the toll free number 1-888-997-9996.
You may also receive additional services from the Central East CCAC services and can be linked to:
- Community Support Services
- Health Care Connect (helps people who are without a family healthcare provider)
- Central East LHIN Self-Management Program
All clients have access to ALL Health First Learning Opportunity. Click here to return to Health First home page for Learning Opportunities.
What should I bring with me to my appointment?
- Red Hospital Card (if you have one)
- Reading glasses, hearing aid if needed
- ALL medications in their original bottles, prescribed and over-the-counter, including herbals and vitamins
- If testing, bring your blood glucose meter, and your log book
- Insulin supplies, if you are taking insulin
- Friend or family to accompany and support you
Hours of Operation:
- Monday to Thursday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm and
- Friday from 7:30 to 5:00 pm
Where are we located?
The Diabetes Education Program is located at Ross Memorial Hospital, on the third floor entering from Kent Street. Take the BLUE elevators to the third floor, turn right off the elevator, and then turn left into the Health First Unit.
Map to the Health First Unit from the Main Entrance
Phone: (705) 328-6091
Fax: (705) 328-6202
Where else can I get reliable information on Diabetes?
- Diabetes Canada www.diabetes.ca
- University Health Network Live and Thrive with Diabetes- www.diabetescollege.ca