Diabetes is best managed when you take care of your food intake, take insulin or medication correctly if prescribed and incorporate some physical activity in your daily life.
Therefore the Diabetes Education Program includes a group of health care professionals who are from different areas of specialization. They can support and assist you to manage your diabetes in the correct manner so you can lead a happier and a better quality of life.
Registered Dietitian (RD): Registered Dietitians are uniquely trained food and nutrition experts. They are recognized as experts in translating scientific, medical and nutrition information into simple language. They understand the relationship between food and your health. They will help determine your food requirements based on your desired weight, lifestyle, medication, other health concerns and health goals. The RD will help you make daily food choices that meet your nutritional needs and manage your blood sugars.
Registered Nurse (RN): Diabetes Nurse Educators help you understand the basics of diabetes, how to self-monitor blood glucose, types and benefits of physical activity, common complications of uncontrolled diabetes, and how to monitor and prevent them. The RNs have expertise in the area of diabetes medications, various insulin and other injectable treatments, insulin initiation, insulin titration and glucometer teaching.
Chiropodist (Foot care specialist): A Chiropodist checks the health of your feet, treats any problems he may find, and provides information about how to care for your feet on an on-going basis.
Diabetes Receptionist: The Diabetes Receptionist will book your appointment(s) with the diabetes team and will assist you through the registration process
If you have any special needs, please inform the Diabetes Receptionist at 905- 303- 8490 Ext. 2 and we will try our best to assist you.