WELCOME TO THE DIABETES EDUCATION CENTRE
The Diabetes Program
We can help you Control your diabetes for life!
SOAHAC offers a diabetes education and management program at both the Chippewa and London sites. We offer classes and individual sessions with specially trained nurses and dietitians. This program offers support and education to any indigenous person with type-2 diabetes, pre-diabetes or interested in prevention.
Team up with a Diabetes Educator to learn more about:
- blood sugar testing and what the results mean
- healthy eating for all occasions
- diabetes medications and/or insulin
- how to be more physically active
- managing the stress of living with diabetes
- how to motivate yourself
- new diabetes research and management tips
- How to prevent or delay complications
- Adults with Type 2 Diabetes who need to start insulin are taught self-management skills to ensure they know how to use insulin safely and with confidence.
What you can expect at your appointment with your Diabetes Educator:
- Your health and diet history will be collected and reviewed
- We will listen to you and your individual needs
- Your weight and blood pressure can be taken
- We will review your medications and discuss your blood glucose monitor
- We will review and explain your recent diabetes blood work results
- You will receive information about your chronic condition, appropriate use of your medications, learn more about healthy nutrition, and gain confidence in your ability to manage your diabetes
- We will work with you and your family physician to find a plan that best meets your needs
Who is a Diabetes Educator?
Diabetes Educators specialize in the management of all types of diabetes. They teach people with diabetes how to eat healthy, be more physically active, when and how to test their blood sugar, and much much more. A Diabetes Educator is someone who teaches, listens and cares about clients with diabetes. Diabetes Educators include specially trained Dietitians, Nurses, and Foot Care Nurses who are devoted to helping people living well with diabetes.
Your Diabetes Team:
Please contact us with any questions or comments
- Carlene Mennen, Diabetes Nurse Educator
- Jocelyn Shutt, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator
We have an open-referral policy
We accept self-referrals and you do not need to be a patient of SOAHAC
Please call SOAHAC reception to book an appointment
Just a Reminder
- Bring your health card and certificate of Indian status (if applicable) on your first visit.
- Bring a list of your medications and glucose-recording book with you if you have them.
- If you have an urgent medical emergency, go to a Hospital Emergency Room and tell them the name of your Doctor or Nurse Practitioner at SOAHAC.