What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a condition in which your body
cannot properly use and store food for energy. The fuel that your body
needs is called glucose, a form of sugar. To control your body glucose,
you will need to eat healthy foods, be active, and may need to take
pills and or insulin.
What can I do?
You have a major role in the ongoing
management of your diabetes. Access to a team of qualified health
professionals is helpful for managing your diabetes and preventing or
delaying long term complications. The diabetes education program can
assist you in making self-management goals that are individualized for
you. Please call to book an appointment.
Who will you see?
The program is comprised of a Registered
Dietitian and a Registered Nurse, who are both also Certified Diabetes
Educators. A Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) is a health
professional, committed to excellence in diabetes education, and
specializes in helping you manage your diabetes. They must pass the
Canadian Diabetes Educator's Certification Board exam.
What does our program do?
- Individual counselling
- Interactive small group sessions
- Conversation Map classes
- Introduction or refresher to living with diabetes
- Introduction to Canadian Diabetes Association
Resistance Band program
- Keeping your muscles active and healthy through
regular resistance training will greatly improve your management of
diabetes. The Canadian Diabetes Association recommends resistance
activies 3 times a week.
- Craving Change 5 week workshop offered twice a year
- Craving Change is designed for those who:
struggle to maintain healthy eating habits, say they eat for comfort or
in a response to strong feelings, feel frustrated with the usual weight
loss diet programs, want to feel more in control with their eating
What will I learn?
The program provides the opportunity to
learn self-management skills.
You will learn to:
- Understand healthy food choices and nutrition for all
- Test your own blood sugar and understand the results;
- Understand the value of physical activity;
- Prevent or delay complications;
- Understand your medications and insulin;
- Explore ways we can support you with your self-management
How do I contact the diabetes
Call 519-235-5175 to book your appointment
or request more information
Program hours are 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday
• Eating Right
• The Heart and
• The Healthy Canadians
Centre for Activity and Aging
• Huron Perth Diabetes Program