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.

 ABCs for People Living with Type 2 Diabetes

  • Class A: Getting started
    What is Diabetes?
    What causes Diabetes?
    Healthy Blood Glucose Ranges
    Why do home blood glucose testing?
    Introduction to what you can eat.
  • Class B: Eat, walk, test and be merry
    Reviewing and balancing blood glucose results
    Diabetes Medications
    Step It Up with Activity 
    Try a pedometer
    “My Food Plan”: Recommended portion sizes for meals and snacks
  • Class C: Here's to your health - cheers
    Heart Healthy Eating
    Eating Out / Alcohol
    How to stay Healthy with Diabetes
    Managing Sick Days
    Foot Care

 ABC Tune-Up Class

A group session held six to 12 months after the ABC classes to review and update information important for your diabetes management.  Some of the topics that will be discussed are: blood glucose testing, 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, 2016-01-04 16:47