Louise Marshall Hospital and Palmerston and District Hospital offer a wide range of services for adult patients that have Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational diabetes.
Through this education program, patients learn about diabetes and what steps they can take to stay healthy (diet, exercise/activity and medication options).
The Diabetes Education Centre supports inpatients as well as outpatients. If you have been recently diagnosed or have had diabetes for a long time and you would like to receive further education, please ask your family physician to send a referral to us with recent lab work and any medications that you are currently taking.
You can also fill out a self-referral form
Please check the event calendar for upcoming Diabetes Education Classes that will be offered.
Please contact the Diabetes Education Centre if you are interested in group education at your facility/organization.
The Diabetes Education Centre offers the following services:
- Individual appointments with our Registered Nurses and/or our Registered Dietitians who are certified diabetes educators
- Variety of classes (including introduction to diabetes, management of diabetes, carbohydrate counting, foot care and an insulin pump program)
- Chiropodist (Foot care specialist) assessment for people at high risk of foot complications
- Visits with an Endocrinologist (Diabetes specialist) with a referral from your physician
What to Bring
Please remember to bring your Health Card, medication list and blood sugar record with you on the day of your appointment.
When you arrive, please register at the switchboard prior to your appointment.