Diabetes Program

The Central Hastings Family Health Team in partnership with the Diabetic Education Centre is offering a 3 session interactive small group program where you will learn skills to manage your diabetes. Ask at reception about signing up for these sessions.

According to the Canadian Diabetes Association over 2 million Canadians are living with Diabetes.

There are three types of Diabetes:

Type I Diabetes

  • 10% of diabetics have Type I diabetes
  • Usually occurs in children and adolescents
  • The pancreas is unable to produce a hormone called insulin

Type II Diabetes

  • 90% of diabetics have Type II diabetes
  • Usually occurs in adults but more children are being diagnosed with Type II diabetes
  • The pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the body does not use its insulin supply effectively

Gestational Diabetes

  • A temporary condition during pregnancy
  • Can lead to an increased risk of mother and child developing diabetes

Complications of Diabetes

It is important to properly treat and manage diabetes to prevent serious health complications. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to:

  • Diseases of the heart, kidney and eyes
  • Nerve damage
  • Impotence

Services

We help to meet your educational needs in the areas of:

  • Understanding diabetes
  • Healthy Eating Healthy Lifestyles
  • Self-managing your diabetes
  • Insulin and other treatment options
  • How to use your blood glucose meter
  • How to use your insulin pen
  • Recognizing symptoms of low or high blood sugar
  • Managing your risk factors to prevent complications

Links of Interest