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Diabetes Education Centre
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Diabetes Education Centre

The Diabetes Education Centre (DEC) provides education and support promoting self-management in adults with type 1, type 2, gestational diabetes, and prediabetes.

About Our Team

Southlake's Diabetes Education Centre is supported by:

  • Certified Diabetes Educators (Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitians)
  • Certified Pump Trainers – specialists in insulin pump therapy
  • Endocrinologists – doctors who specialize in diabetes
  • Psychiatrist
  • Exercise Therapists
  • Social Worker

Our expert teams work together to provide individualized care to patients living with diabetes.

As part of a teaching hospital, we facilitate student placements, volunteers, job shadowing and conduct research.

Services We Offer
  • Individual and group sessions for type 1, type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. Click here for more information on group sessions.
  • Diabetes care during pregnancy
  • Urgent clinic - an opportunity for patients to meet with an endocrinologist for assessment of urgent diabetes care needs (a physician's referral is required)
  • Insulin therapy initiation and adjustment (with referring physician orders)
  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Continuous blood glucose monitoring – training and support for patients using insulin pump therapy
  • Social work appointments
  • Psychiatrist appointments
  • Weight management workshops
  • Exercise and resistance training workshops

Services are offered in English, Cantonese, Farsi, Hebrew, Hungarian, and Mandarin.

Group Educational Sessions

We offer a variety of diabetes-related group sessions at several locations. Click here for more information.

We also offer Type 1 Diabetes meet-ups (see link on left-side). 

We are currently offering some of our group sessions over the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN).
Click here for more information.

How to Become a Patient
We accept both primary-care physician/provider referrals and patient self-referrals. Please click here for more information.

Our Locations
Southlake offers diabetes education in Newmarket, Alliston, Bradford, Keswick, Sutton, Tottenham.
Main Site:

The Tannery Mall
Suite 213
Newmarket, ON, L3Y 7T9
Tel: (905) 895-4521 ext. 5650
Fax: (905) 853-3180

Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: once a month (Contact us for more information)

Stand Up For Diabetes (Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care)
Health Care Connect (Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care)

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Southlake Regional Health Centre
596 Davis Drive, Newmarket, Ontario   L3Y 2P9
Tel: 905-895-4521   |   TTY: 905-952-3062
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