Diabetes Education Program
Welcome to the Diabetes Education Program (DEP)
Our health care team, including nurses and dietitians, offers education and support to clients who have diabetes, but also their families, caregivers, professionals, community workers and the community at large.
- To inform, educate and empower people with diabetes to manage their condition and reduce the risk of complications
- To help our clients make informed choices and make the right decisions to improve their health
- To reduce the risk of developing diabetes
- To raise public awareness of diabetes
- To increase educational resources and improve access to them
Workshops and Activities
- Understanding, preventing and managing diabetes
- Healthy cooking and eating classes
- Benefits of physical activity
- Nordic walking groups
- Community screening clinics
- Preventing complications and foot care
- Stress management
- Educational games
- Cards and conversations
- Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) remote education sessions
The CSCHN also offers diabetes clinics where clients can meet their doctor along with a nurse and a dietitian all at once.
Who is it for? The program is for people aged 18 or over who are diabetic, prediabetic or at risk of diabetes.
Eligibility: Any French speaker who is diabetic, prediabetic or at risk of diabetes in the Hamilton/Niagara region can take part in the Diabetes Education Program, whether they are a CSCHN client or not. Your family doctor or nurse practitioner may refer you to our program.
Where and when: The DEP is available at both CSCHN points of service (Hamilton and Welland). The program can also be accessed in retirement homes and seniors clubs in Hamilton, Burlington and the Niagara region, or via the Ontario Telemedicine Network.
For more information, please contact CSCHN reception—in Welland at 905-734-1141 or in Hamilton at 905-528-0163.