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Diabetes Care Centre

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Diabetes Care Center

The Diabetes Care Centre provides comprehensive health education and counseling to adults and children with diabetes and their families. Our team is a multidisciplinary team consisting of diabetes nurse educators, dietitians, endocrinologists, pediatricians, a social worker and a chiropodist. As diabetes is a lifelong disease, and learning only occurs when the learner is ready, our programs are designed to identify the best learning approach per individual. Ongoing follow-up is encouraged for all people with diabetes.


A. Education is provided individually or in group sessions. A physician referral is required to attend sessions.

B. 1 hour Individual sessions are offered for individuals with Type 1 diabetes or for those people on insulin; 1 day program or a 2 evening program is offered for individuals with Type 2 diabetes;
2 hour group sessions are offered for those individuals with pre-diabetes; 2 hour group sessions are offered for those women with gestational diabetes.

C. Cost: There is an initial $20 education fee.

D. Schedule:

  • 1 day program: Tues, Wed, Thursday
  • Evening program: Monday evenings
  • Gestational program: Monday and Wednesday afternoons; clinics every Thursday and Friday mornings
  • Paediatric clinics: Tuesday and Friday mornings; Thursday afternoons
  • Transitional clinics: Thursday afternoons
  • Pre-diabetes classes: Tuesday afternoons
  • Post-partum classes: Tuesday mornings
  • Pump program: Monday and Wednesday mornings
  • CGMS: Monday mornings
  • Chiropodist: Mondays
  • Individual counseling: Mon – Fri 8 – 6 pm
  • Diabetes prevention program linked with South Common Community Centre


Pre-Diabetes Screening Project

Determine if you are at risk for diabetes by participating in our pre-diabetes screening project. Screening involves completing a questionnaire, and having an oral glucose tolerance test. Early identification of pre-diabetes can significantly reduce your chance of developing diabetes. For further information, call 905 813-1576.


8 – 6 pm Mon to Friday

Diabetes Care Centre is located on the main floor (2nd floor) of the Vijay Jeet and Neena Kanwar Ambulatory Care Building.

Frquently Asked Questions

What is “borderline diabetes”?
There is no such thing as borderline diabetes. Diabetes is diagnosed with a blood test on 2 different days. If your fasting blood sugar is greater than 7.0 mmol/L or your random blood sugar is greater than 11.1 mmol/L, you have diabetes. (fasting is 8 hours after no food intake; random is any time of the day)

Am I at risk for diabetes if I am overweight?
Yes, you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes, if you are overweight, especially if you carry your weight in your stomach area.

Will my diabetes go away?
Once you are diagnosed with diabetes, you have it for life, but it can be well-controlled with the proper education, support and medication if necessary.

What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas stops producing the hormone, insulin. Therefore, you must take insulin by injection to replace your missing insulin. It often occurs in children and young adults.
Type 2 diabetes occurs when your body becomes resistant to your own insulin. It often occurs in adults over 40 years of age, although it is now occurring in children as well.

Contact Numbers

(phone) 905 813-1576
(fax) 905 813-4052

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The Diabetes Care Centre was awarded a full 5 year National Recognition for excellence in diabetes education. The National Recognition Award is based on the standards for Diabetes Education in Canada. These standards, endorsed by the Canadian Diabetes Association and International Diabetes Federation, clearly set out the goals of diabetes education.