Diabetes
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Support to manage living with diabetes

Diabetes programs and services are available across Interior Health to help individuals and their families gain the knowledge, skills and resources they need to better manage their diabetes, live well and prevent future complications.

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What services are available?

Services are available for both adults and children affected by all types of diabetes including: Type 1, Type 2, gestational (diabetes in pregnancy) and also pre-diabetes. Support partners, caregivers and family members are also encouraged to attend. 

Interior Health diabetes services are offered in a team approach, which puts you and your family at the centre of your care. Nurses, dietitians and physicians with specific training and expertise in the area of diabetes management will work with you, your family/support partners, family physician and members of your broader healthcare team to support your ongoing and changing medical and self management diabetes care needs.

This may be done though individual appointments with a nurse and/or dietitian and, where necessary, also a physician specialist. Group education sessions are offered to help with your initial and ongoing learning needs and skill development. These may include topics such as: Pre-diabetes, diabetes basics, meal planning, carbohydrate counting, or foot care. During these sessions you and your support partners can learn from trained staff, as well as others like yourself living with diabetes.

In most cases a referral is not required from your physician in order to participate.

Find a diabetes education program closest to you to learn more.

We want to hear from you

If you are unhappy with the service you received, you are encouraged to speak with the person who provided the service, or to the manager of the area. All patients and clients are encouraged to try and resolve any issues at the time and place care is received.

If you still feel your concern has not been adequately addressed, you can contact the IH Patient Care Quality Office directly for further action.

Other resources

 

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