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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, 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.

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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