Diabetes Education Programs

Expert education and support is essential to help prevent and manage diabetes.  Our diabetes education team of a nurse and dietitian at each site in Bracebridge and Huntsville help our patients learn as much as possible about living with diabetes.  Services are also provided to Almaguin Highlands at the Almaguin Highlands Health Centre in Burk's Falls.

Please note: Appointments are required through the referral process. Please call us ahead to schedule your appointment as walk-in appointments are not available.

Services

Group education and individual visits for:

  • adults new to diabetes
  • starting insulin therapy
  • pregnancy and diabetes education awareness events
  • education and training for health care professionals and community service groups

Resources for Patients

Diet & Lifestyle Information Kit
Medication & Insulin Information Kit
Managing Sick Days for Type 1 Diabetes
Managing Sick Days for Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetic Colonoscopy Preparation

Resources for Providers

We have resources you may find useful for starting insulin. These include an Insulin Order Form and an Insulin Start Education Checklist.

Insulin Start Education Checklist
Insulin Order/Diabetes Medication Recommendation(s)

Referrals

You can make an appointment with our Diabetes Education Program directly, or your doctor or health care professional can send a Central Referral Form.  When we receive the referral, we will call you to make an appointment. 

Appointments and Locations

Please call the following sites if you wish to make your appointment directly.  The fax number is also included for physician referrals.

Bracebridge Site
205 Hiram St., Second Level
Bracebridge, ON P1L 2C1
Telephone: 705-645-4404, ext. 3600
Fax: 705-645-3983

Huntsville Site
3-100 Frank Miller Drive, (in the Howland building)
Huntsville, ON P1H 1H7
Telephone:  705-789-2311, ext. 2312
Fax:  705-789-0073

*The Huntsville Diabetes Team provides education programs in Almaguin Highlands. Please contact the Huntsville site for more information.