Chronic Disease Prevention & Management Program

What is Chronic Disease?

Chronic Disease is a health conditions that stays with you for a long time. Usually it progresses slowly over a period of time. Some of the conditions include heart disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), depression, and arthritis.

Chronic Disease Management (CDM) is the care and support that is provided on an ongoing basis to support individuals living with the disease. This includes medical care, knowledge, skills and resources that would help them better manage their day to day activities and lead a better quality of life. This may include regular visits and support from your family physician, other primary care provider, community-based programs or referrals to specialist programs and services.

The centre offers:

Diabetes Education Program: is staffed by Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses and Chiropodist (Foot care specialist). The nurses and dietitians are also Certified Diabetes Educators. Services include:

  • Individual counseling sessions
  • Group programs on basic/intermediate diabetes education, weight management, cholesterol, insulin, nutrition labelling and so on

COPD Program: is staffed by a Registered Respiratory Therapist who is also a Certified Respiratory Educator. Services include:

  • Individual counseling sessions
  • Spirometry tests
  • Smoking cessation
  • Support for nutrition, Stress management, medications, breathing techniques


Physical Activity Programs: are provided by a Registered Kinesiologist and Exercise instructors. Services include:

  • Several group exercise sessions
  • One-on-one exercise assessments, prescriptions and customized exercise plans