The Diabetes Care Service offers a specialized approach to meet the needs of families with children / adolescents who have diabetes.
These families have access to a wide variety of services including:
The Children and Adolescent Program will help the family plan for school trips, a teenage party, sleeping-in and much more. Families living outside of the Sudbury Manitoulin area also have access to these unique services through various outreach programs.
Learning to manage diabetes is the best way to prevent or delay its damaging, long-term complications. We are located at the Sudbury Outpatient Centre at 865 Regent Street South in Sudbury. Our hours of operation are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. We accept referrals from physicians, other health care providers and self-referral. The Diabetes Care Service offers programs and services to people living with diabetes. We are a program of Health Sciences North and the Northern Diabetes Health Network.
Who is a Diabetes Educator?
Diabetes Educators specialize in the management of all types of diabetes. They teach people with diabetes how to eat healthy, be more physically active, when and how to test their blood sugar, and much much more. A Diabetes Educator is someone who teaches, listens and cares about clients with diabetes. Diabetes Educators include specially trained dietitians, nurses, and social workers who are devoted to helping people live well with diabetes.
Why Diabetes Education?
Diabetes Education gives the client the knowledge and the skills to take control of diabetes.
Team up with a diabetes educator to learn more about:
Living Well with Diabetes 1 and 2 This 2-class series will help the person with diabetes learn how to manage diabetes successfully. Topics include healthy eating, blood sugar testing, medications and many others. A Touch of Sugar Designed for people with pre-diabetes, also called Impaired Glucose Tolerance or Impaired Fasting Glucose. Carbohydrate Counting for Beginners Designed to help beginners learn about this exciting healthy eating approach. Advanced Carbohydrate Counting Designed to help people learn more advanced carbohydrate counting skills. Taking Care of Your Feet An opportunity to learn the do's and don'ts of proper foot care and have their feet examined and blood pressure checked. This program DOES NOT include toenail cutting or other footcare.
Outpatient Insulin Start-up Program Provides the necessary education, skills training and support for those clients starting insulin. A physician referral is required. Drop In Day Program Each Tuesday from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, clients are invited to attend drop in. This is designed for clients with more urgent questions or concerns relating to diabetes. Clients may see a nurse, dietitian, and/or social worker for a brief, 15 minute visit. Clients are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis and no appointment is necessary. Individual Counselling Individual counselling is available by appointment.
This program is intended for women with gestational diabetes or women who have diabetes and become pregnant. It assists clients in managing their diabetes to help ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby. Staff are also available for pre-pregnancy counselling as clients are encouraged to establish healthy blood sugars before pregnancy.
Diabetes Care Service
Sudbury Outpatient Centre
865 Regent Street South
Telephone: (705) 522-2200 x6601
Toll Free: 1-800-735-3656
First Step Walking ProgramThe First Step Program is designed to help people increase their physical activity. This program allows the participant to set individual goals with the help of our program leader.
Insulin Pump Therapy Insulin pump therapy or Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII) is an alternative to traditional insulin therapy. Patients wear an insulin pump similar in size to a pager. This small device is programmed to deliver insulin 24 hrs a day in small amounts. Regular blood sugar testing is required in addition to nutrition management. Diabetes Presentations Our team of diabetes educators present to other health care providers, organizations and community agencies on diabetes-related topics. This service is in high demand and requests are considered on an individual basis. Endocrinologist Dr. Boji Varghese, an endocrinologist (diabetes specialist) conduct clinics on-site 2 days per week. A physician referral is required.