Diabetes Education Centre

Diabetes Education

Service Summary

The Diabetes Education Centre has a Registered Dietitian and Registered Nurse who see both inpatients and outpatients, and works with your doctor to plan the best care for you. Services are for Type 1, Type 2, Gestational and Prediabetes clients. The program assists people and families with diabetes to learn about living well with diabetes.


Some of the services provided include:

  • Assessment, clinical monitoring and management
  • Blood pressure and blood sugar screening
  • Focus on prevention of complications and development of healthy lifestyle
  • Individual and group education
  • Nutrition counselling, menu planning, carbohydrate
    counting grocery tours, reading labels
  • Provision of blood sugar meters and education on their use
  • Resource library for loan of videos, cook books, and various books and materials related to diabetes Nutrition

 

Service Summary

The Registered Dietitian works in a team setting with the Nurse Diabetes Educator, to provide nutrition education to persons with diabetes and prediabetes. Our Dietitian also counsels persons to help optimize their nutrition intake for health issues such as; digestive disorders, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, allergies, childhood obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and healthy heart diets.


You may benefit from meeting with our Dietitian if you:

  • Are interested in weight loss/ maintenance strategies
  • Healthy meal planning on a budget, grocery shopping and label reading
  • Manage high blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Would like to increase weight and nutrition intake
  • Would like to learn how to count carbs
  • Would like to learn more about healthy eating and meeting your body’s vitamin & mineral needs

 

Our Team Includes:

Dr McLean, Endocrinologist; Yvonne MacRae, Dietitian (RD CDE); Patti Boynton, Diabetes Educator (RN CDE); Jennifer Jenkins, Clerical Support and Bookings; and Jimmy Trieu, Chief Information Officer, Vice President Corporate Services.

The AMGH Diabetes Program has been running for over 25 years and is one of the 8 Huron Perth Diabetes Centers.

 

 

Referral Process

Your family doctor can refer you or if you don’t have a doctor, you may refer yourself. To book or reschedule an appointment please call (519) 524-8689 ext. 5612

 

Yvonne and Chelsea group shot in front of desk

Helpful Information & Handouts 

Driving and Diabetes Guidelines
Just the Basics – Tips for Healthy Eating, Diabetes Prevention & Management


For Children:

Busy Bodies - Activity Cards (Creative Food & Play ideas for Preschoolers 3-5)

Eat Right Be Active – Booklet for Ages 3-5