All classes require a referral from a primary care provider (family physician) to the Diabetes Education Centre. If you have questions regarding referrals, please phone the Diabetes Education Centre.
- Getting Started (3 hours)
What is diabetes?
What causes diabetes?
Blood sugar monitoring and targets
Benefits of physical activity
Healthy eating basics
Meal planning strategies
- Taking Charge (3 hours)
Factors affecting blood sugars
Complications of diabetes
Introduction to label reading
Heart healthy eating
- Reviewing Medications (2.5 hours)
Hypoglycemia and driving guidelines
Medications affecting blood sugars
Over-the-couner and herbal medications
Sick day management
Other medications commonly used by people with diabetes
- Moving Forward (1.5 hours)
'Exercise is medicine' - physical activity for health and wellness
Pre-activity screening - general health questions and a brief medical assessment
Overview of the 12-week Diabetes Fitness and Lifestyle Program, including sessions at the YMCA
A group session held 6 to 12 months after the Living Healthy with Type 2 Diabetes classes to review and update information important for your diabetes management. Some of the topics that will be discussed are: blood glucose checking, medications, weight management, activity and meal plan review.