Comprehensive Diabetes Care Clinics
The program works to provide self-management education and support to patients living with diabetes in order to improve overall health and quality of life.
Our diabetes team is comprised of a registered dietitian, nurse, kinesiologist, a pharmacist and your physician. Each member of our team specializes in one of the 3 pillars of diabetes care: nutrition, medication, and physical activity. The diabetes team at CBFHT has been able to demonstrate that patients who participate in this program achieve better management of their diabetes diagnosis compared to those who do not.
Our team is privileged to have multiple Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE’s) on staff. As a testament to the team’s passion and commitment for helping patients with diabetes to improve their health, the team was the recipient of The 2014 Patients First Award for their project “Diabetes Days: Individualizing Patient Care.” This award recognizes individuals, teams or organizations from across Canada that have made innovative and effective contributions in patient-centered care.
Our diabetes program is also recognized by Diabetes Canada’s Standards Recognition Program (SRP) which acknowledges and formally recognizes diabetes education programs across Canada that strives to provide the best possible care to people living with diabetes or are at risk of developing diabetes. Specifically being granted this special designation recognizes CBFHT Diabetes Education Programs which offers:
High-quality self-management education supported by an inter-professional healthcare team with specialized knowledge of diabetes, and best practice care that follows Diabetes Canada’s Clinical Practice Guidelines.
To participate in this program at the Gillingham Site, you will need a referral from your physician and you will be expected to attend appointments 3-4 times a year. If you would like more information, please contact our administrative team at 905-456-7111 ext 2 (60 Gillingham Drive location), or 289-499-2239 (2130 North Park Drive location).
Attend an upcoming LET’S TALK DIABETES workshop. This event is open to anyone in the community. A referral is not required. For more information call 905-456-7111 ext. 2, or visit our calendar of events.