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Diabetes Education

The SFMH Diabetes Education Team is offering educational workshops to address individuals living with prediabetes, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.  

What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a life-long medical condition where the body does not produce any insulin, or not enough insulin. Insulin is needed to help glucose, which is in the food we eat, to enter our body cells. This gives us the energy needed to do our daily activities.

We Believe That:
Even though diabetes is a life long condition, a person with diabetes can still live a full and healthy life.

By receiving education about diabetes, you will learn to adjust your lifestyle so that you can control your diabetes - it doesn't control you!

Diabetes Education at St. Francis Memorial Hospital

You will learn:

  • What is diabetes and what is hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
  • Common feelings and emotions associated with diabetes.
  • Healthy eating plans.
  • How to monitor your blood sugar.
  • Exercising with diabetes.
  • Complications of diabetes and how to prevent them from starting.
  • Diabetes medications.

I'm Interested - Tell Me About the Classes

  • Taught by a Registered Dietitian and a Registered Nurse.
  • The program consists of three 2 hour group, monthly classes, plus an individual session with both the dietitian and the nurse, plus follow-up individual sessions.
  • Group classes take place monthly on Tuesday's from 1:00-3:00pm
  • Class are held at SFMH in the physio department on the second floor.

How Do I Get A Referral to Attend Classes?

  • You can call and refer yourself to the program.
  • You can receive a referral from your physician
  • Everyone is welcome, but you do need to call to register for the classes.

For more information about the program, please call Lee Kelly at 613-756-3044 ext 240.