Clinics & Inpatient Care Units
Over nine million Canadians have diabetes, and three to five percent of the population have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of death among all diseases in North America. Complications of untreated or poorly managed diabetes include heart disease, kidney disease, eye disease and nerve damage. Fortunately, the management of diabetes is possible through a number of factors:
- healthy eating
- physical activity
- management of healthy weight
- smoking cessation
- blood pressure control
- self-blood glucose monitoring
Except for the care centre, you need a referral from your family physician to be seen in the diabetes clinics.
Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology
St. Michael's Health Centre
61 Queen Street East
M5C 2T2, Canada
Patient education: insulin
An important part of diabetes management is controlling your blood glucose (sugar) levels. One way to do this is by using insulin. All people with type 1 diabetes and many with type 2 diabetes require insulin to manage their blood sugar levels.
These videos were created with the help of the Canadian Diabetes Association, the team in the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology at St. Michael’s Hospital, health-care providers from across Canada, and people living with diabetes who currently use insulin.