The Diabetes Education Centre (DEC) provides assessment, therapeutic and self-management education for adults with Type 1, Type 2, Gestational Diabetes, and Prediabetes.
The DEC strives to help adults:
- Improve their knowledge about the cause, progression and treatment of diabetes.
- Understand how to use medications correctly.
- Learn strategies for coping with and self-managing their diabetes.
Each program consists of three components:
Participants with diabetes learn how to prevent long-term complications of their disease.
Following a two-hour assessment by a Diabetes Nurse Educator and a Registered Dietitian, participants attend education sessions to assist with diabetes self management. Topics include, exercise, nutrition, meal planning, medications, smoking cessations, and foot care. 30- to 45-minute follow-up appointments provide information and opportunities to ask questions.
Southlake offers diabetes education programs in the following convenient locations:
Newmarket (Main Site)
17215 Leslie Street, Unit G
Newmarket, ON L3Y 8E4
Tannery Outreach Site
465 Davis Drive, Suite 212
Southlake Family Health Team
581 Davis Drive, Suite 201
Welcome Centre Immigrant Services
16655 Yonge Street, Unit 26
Stevenson Memorial Hospital
200 Fletcher Crescent
Tel: 705-435-337, ext.128
Woodbine Medical Centre
Building B, Unit 9
76 Arlington Drive,
Georgina Family Medical Center
201/417 The Queensway South
Georgina Library, Peter Gzowski Branch
5279 Black River Road
Georgina Medical Clinic
21071 Dalton Road
Jacksons Point, ON
Tottenham Medical Centre,
119 Queen Street N.
CHATS - 448 Holland Street, Unit 8
Bradford, ON L3Z 2A4
Referrals & Appointments
A physician referral with recent blood work results is required for client assessment at the DEC. A medication list and brief medical history is appreciated.
For more information or to book an appointment, please contact: