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Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology

Group education classes

One of our doctors or team members may recommend that you attend one of our classes.

If you would like to attend, please speak to your educator or endocrinologist.


Carbohydrate counting- topics covered include:

  • Benefits of carbohydrate counting
  • Food sources of carbohydrate
  • How to find carbohydrate information for your food
  • Reading nutrition labels
  • Glycemic Index

Carbohydrate consistency - topics covered include:

  • Types of insulin and how they work
  • Blood sugar targets
  • Foods that contain carbohydrate
  • How to keep your carbohydrate intake consistent to match your insulin
  • Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar)

Insulin pump information- topics covered include:

  • Insulin pump options available in Canada
  • Hands on experience with insulin pumps
  • Continuous Glucose Monitors
  • Information about receiving funding through the Government Assistive Device ProgramĀ  (Type 1 Diabetes)
  • Review of carbohydrate counting and how to use an Insulin-to Carbohydrate Ratio

Heart healthy eating to improve your cholesterol - topics covered include:

  • The types of cholesterol and the effect on your blood vessels
  • Achieving a healthy body weight
  • Balanced eating
  • Types of fat and their effect on your heart health
  • The benefits of fibre
  • Cholesterol lowering foods