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Diabetes

"When it comes to diabetes, knowledge is power!"

Overview

A comprehensive diabetes management program aimed at supporting patients and families, in their diabetes self-management, through education, medication adjustment and collaborative goal setting.  To work closely with clients and their families living with diabetes in PEC, along with their physicians and nurse practitioners.  We promote self-management and improve quality of life through education, motivation and through supporting behavioral change in clients and families 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

Pre-Diabetes

  • refers to a condition where a person’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.
               

Possible Complications of Diabetes

It is important to properly manage diabetes to reduce your risk of serious health complications.

Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to:

  • Diseases of the heart, kidney and eyes
  • Nerve damage, particularly in the feet
  • Erectile dysfunction

Our Goal

A comprehensive diabetes management program aimed at supporting patients and families, in their diabetes self-management, through education, medication adjustment and collaborative goal setting. To work closely with clients and their families living with diabetes in Prince Edward County, along with their physicians and nurse practitioners. We promote self-management and improve quality of life through education, motivation and through supporting behavioral change in clients and families living with diabetes.

Services

We provide education to adults with Type 1, Type 2 and Pre-diabetes and their families in the following areas:

  • 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

Resources

Free Apps

Bant – A Diabetes App for the ePatient

Bant makes blood glucose data capture easy and sharing your experience even easier

 

Glucose Buddy

Glucose Buddy is a data storage utility into which you manually enter glucose numbers, carbohydrate consumption, insulin dosages and activities

 

Instant Heart Rate

Uses your phone’s camera to detect the pulse from your fingertip

 

MyFitnessPal

Set a daily calories goal and record your daily food and exercise to make sure you stay on track

 

eaTracker

Created by the Dietitians of Canada to check your food and activity choices, analyze your recipes and plan your meals

 

Diabetes GPS

Track carbs, find detailed nutritional information, learn to cook dishes from various cultures and create an e-grocery list

 

Cookspiration

Be inspired to cook anytime, day or night with Cookspiration created by Dietitians of Canada.

App available to suit your mood and schedule.

 

Links of Interest

Financial Assistance and Services:
Insulin Pump and Supplies Program 1-800-268-6021
Syringes for Seniors Application  Form Repository 1-800-268-6021
Ontario Drug Benefit Program (ODB) 1-888-387-5559
Ontario Monitoring for Health Program 1-800-361-0796
Trillium Drug Program 1-800-575-5386

Health Information:
Canadian Diabetes Association
Canadian Diabetes Association - Belleville office 613-962-6520
Canadian National Institute for the Blind 1-800-563-2642
Kidney Foundation of Canada 1-800-387-4474

Nutrition and Recipes:
Dietitians of Canada
Health Canada - Nutrition Labelling
UnlockFood.ca
Canada's Food Guide

Fitness:
Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines For Adults 18-64 years
Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines For Adults 65 years and older

Diabetes Education Team from L-R

Sarah Sandham, Krystie Rosborough, Kate Martin, Christina Hoye, Kim Storms, Dr. Don Koval.

Contact Information

Christina Hoye, Diabetes Nurse Educator
613-399-1281 (Wellington)
613-476-0400 ext. 212 (Picton)

Kim Storms
Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
613-476-0400 ext. 211 (Picton)

Sarah Sandham
Registered Dietitian, Health Promoter & PTS
613-399-1281 ext. 5 (Wellington)

Hours of Operation

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm Sandbanks Medical Centre, 12 Prince Edward Drive., Wellington

Tuesday through Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm PEFHT, Harbourview Clinic at 35 Bridge
Street, Picton