Diabetes Education Centre

St. Joseph's Health Care London

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How can you stay healthy with diabetes?

If you are new to diabetes or in need of an update, this is the place to start.

Good management of diabetes starts with learning the skills you can use to make healthy food choices, increase your physical activity to suit your life style and capability, monitor your blood sugars, learn more about medications available to treat diabetes and discover ways to cope and stay motivated.

We are here to help you with these necessary skills. Our multidisciplinary team consists of: certified diabetes educators; registered nurses and registered dietitians; nurse practitioners; pharmacists; social workers; spiritual care workers; secretaries; and endocrinologists. We work closely together to provide optimum and individualized care in both groups and one-on-one appointments.

Diabetes education online

The need for diabetes education far exceeds the number of dedicated diabetes educators.  According to the Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 2.5 million Canadians have diabetes and this is expected to increase to 3.7 million.  Type 2 makes up 90 per cent of diabetes in Canada. The cost of diabetes in Canada will rise from 6.3 billion annually to 16.9 billion by 2020.  The largest burden, though, is the human cost as people with diabetes have a higher mortality rate.

We have limited number of diabetes specialist and diabetes educators; but everyone with Internet access can at least get some education about diabetes by using this web site.

We follow the latest clinical practice guidelines available in Canada.

Diabetes Education Centre team

Last updated: Wed, 2016-05-11 15:59