As part of our Galaxy 12 Child and Teen Clinics located at our Centenary hospital, the paediatric diabetes education clinic offers counselling and support services to patients who have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, and their families.
Patients who have been identified as being at high risk of developing diabetes also receive services in our clinic. The health care team includes a paediatric endocrinologist, a social worker, a registered dietitian, and registered nurse.
Our overall goal is to help our patients and their families successfully manage diabetes. We treat the whole person, and not just the disease. Our staff assist our patients and families in doing this by educating them on medication management; the proper use of insulin; and healthy diet and lifestyle.
- Weekly clinics with an endocrinologist
- Comprehensive individual teaching for newly diagnosed patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
- Individual counselling for diet and lifestyle management for patients determined to be at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes
- Telephone and email follow up and support, as well as after-hours phone and email support for emergency diabetes management
How Our Program Works
Patients are referred to the paediatric diabetes education clinic by their family physician.
Depending on your needs, we can tailor a program specific to your diabetes management plan. A registered nurse and dietitian assess each patient individually so that a self-management plan can be created.
If required, referrals can be made to other health care services if needed. Our patients have access to the hospital’s in-house lab, allowing our patients faster access to all blood results related to their diabetes care.
What to Bring to Your Appointment
- Your health card
- An updated list of your medications
- Your blood glucose meter
- Your insulin
- Your blood glucose log book