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Department of Family and Community Medicine and St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team

Services: Diabetes Education Program

 Service available at:

Our diabetes program supports people with diabetes to use goal setting and basic tools to help them self-manage their diabetes care. Our programs are run by registered nurses and dietitians with specialized training in diabetes care.

What we offer:

Comprehensive health care assessment that includes:

  • a review of your diabetes medications and recent blood tests
  • blood pressure check
  • review of your eating habits
  • blood glucose log history
  • foot care assessment

We will help you set goals for your diabetes self-care management

Other support:

  • Glucose meter training
  • Insulin dose adjustment
  • Carbohydrate counting
  • Support for stopping smoking
Group programs:
  • Diabetes 101 – for people newly diagnosed with diabetes
  • Pre diabetes – for people at risk for developing diabetes
  • Living with diabetes- different self-care topics

How can I join this program?

  • You do not need a referral to join the program but you must be a patient of the clinic.
  • If you are new to diabetes management we recommend that you register for one of our group sessions
  • Speak to a member of your team if you are unsure about which diabetes service is best for you