Diabetes Education Centre: Classes Offered

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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.

 Living Healthy with Type 2 Diabetes

  • Part 1: Getting Started
    What is diabetes?
    What causes diabetes?
    Blood sugar monitoring and targets
    Benefits of physical activity
    Healthy eating basics
    Meal planning strategies
  • Part 2: Moving Forward
    Factors affecting blood sugars
    Complications of diabetes
    Long-term diabetes management 
    Carbohydrate counting
    Introduction to label reading
  • Part 3: Medication Review
    Diabetes Medications
    Other prescription medications
    Over-the-couner and herbal medications
    Sick day management
    Special considerations
    Medications affecting blood sugars

 Tune-Up Class

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. 

 Advanced Carb Counting

Learn to accurately determine the carbohydrate content of foods and match carbs with your insulin. This class is for all individuals on MDI (multiple daily injections of insulin) and is recommended for those considering an insulin pump.

 Heart Health

Learn about blood fats and how to modify your lifestyle choices to lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.  Topics discussed include food fat terminology, lowering salt intake, reading food labels to make heart healthy choices and incorporating activity into your lifestyle.

Diabetes Education Centre class

Last updated: Mon, 2018-03-19 16:03