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)
465 Davis Drive, Suite 213
Tel: 905-895-4521 ext. 5600
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:
Bookings: 905-895-4521 ext. 5600