A team of nurses, dietitians, a social worker and administrative assistant, committed to excellence in providing accessible, timely diabetes education and self-management skills to adults 18 years of age and older with Type 1, Type 2, Gestational, Prediabetes or those persons at risk of diabetes.
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Diabetes Education Centre
- Who we are
A dynamic team committed to excellence in providing accessible and timely diabetes education and self-management support to adults with diabetes, prediabetes or those at risk.
Karen Cook, RD, CDE
Julie McConkey-Barks, RD, CDE
Ashley Lock BScFN, RD
Susan Gantlett, RN, CDE
Virginia Verhoeve, RN CDE
Our Social Worker
Kim Brown-Morris, MSW, RSW
Our Administrative Assistant
- Social Work Counselling
- Improving one’s quality of life and general well being
- Developing Psychosocial assessments and treatment plans
- Implementing therapeutic interventions (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, etc.)
- Addressing and sorting out complex client needs (legal, financial, housing, food security, etc.)
- Monthly Group counselling (Diabetes Support Group and Crafting Expressions Support Group)
- Urgent and immediate appointments available, please call.
- Do I need a referral?
We accept self referrals as well as referrals from your family doctor or specialist.
- Do I have to pay?
The program is free of charge as long as you have OHIP coverage. It is supported by Alexandra Hospital Ingersoll (AHI).
- What's in it for me?
The Diabetes Education Program (DEP) provides both one on one appointments and group workshops on a variety of topics including:
- Blood sugar control
- Weight management
- Physical activity
- Managing your medications
- Insulin initiation and adjustment
- Foot care education
- Healthy eating
- Grocery store tours
- Stress/anxiety management
- Financial support programs
- Should I attend?
People with diabetes should take an active role in the day to day management of their diabetes.
We will help you gain the tools, skills, and confidence to best self-manage your diabetes.
- What's the bottom line?
Attending a Diabetes Education Program can help you self-manage your diabetes and connect with other people living with the same condition. You will have the help of a Diabetes Team who can answer your questions and provide encouragement on your journey to better health.
To book an appointment
Diabetes Education Program
Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll
2nd Floor - 29 Noxon St.
Call: 519-485-1700 Ext. 8455
Monday to Thursday from 7:00am to 5:00pm