Where to find Diabetes Educators?

There are diabetes education centres in hospitals, health centres, community health clinics, and pharmacies. You may need a doctor’s referral.
To find a diabetes educator in your community, go to:

How often should I meet with a diabetes educator?

When people who are living with diabetes work with their family doctor and a diabetes educator, they have better blood glucose control and are generally healthier. This chart explains the kind of education you need, depending on your condition.

If you… Then you should…
Are at risk for developing diabetes Attend pre-diabetes classes on nutrition and exercise to help prevent diabetes
Have just been diagnosed with diabetes Attend both group classes and receive individual counselling (if both are available in your community) to set goals for managing your diabetes.
Have been living with diabetes for years Attend group classes and receive individual counselling (if both are available in your community). You can learn about the latest developments diabetes care such as new tools and medications. Ongoing education and support is important for setting goals and maintaining lifestyle changes.

(Adapted from Add a Diabetes Education Program to Your Team. Toronto Central RCC.)



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