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
- 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
RN Health Coach – home support for interested patients
Weight management workshops
Exercise and resistance training workshops
"Taking Control of Smoking" workshops
Services are offered in English, Chinese, Farsi, French, 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 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 physicia/provider referrals and patient self-referrals. Please click here for more information.
The Tannery Mall
Newmarket, ON, L3Y 2P1
Tel: (905) 895-4521 ext. 5600
Fax: (905) 853-3180
Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 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)
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