Diabetes

The purpose of the Diabetes Health Promotion program is to provide a full range of health promotion and prevention strategies on health issues related to diabetes.

The goal of the diabetes program

Ÿ To provide clients, their families and the community a basic understanding of diabetes

Ÿ To provide culturally appropriate workshops base on health promotion and prevention

Ÿ To support individuals and families living with diabetes

Ÿ To provide basic education and awareness that will increase coping skills, reduce risk factors, and promote wellness and optimal functioning

Ÿ  To provide client centered care by screening, referrals, and promotion of diabetes self-management

Services offered
  • Diabetes education
  • Diabetes screening
  • Nutrition education
  • Individual and group sessions
  • Prevention/Awareness programs
  • Walking programs
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Nutrition Bingo for the elders
  • Resources and tools for the management of diabetes
  • Annual diabetes conference
  • Consultations done in Ojibway and English

 

The Diabetes Health Promotion Worker will be in the communities twice a month. To register or for more information, please contact: Diabetes Health Promotion Worker at 705 368-2182 ext. 212 or the Community Health Nurse/Community Health Representative at your local health centre.

You could be one of many Canadians who have type 2 diabetes and don’t know it.

You are at risk for type 2 diabetes if:

Today, more than ever before, people with diabetes can expect to live active, independent and vital lives if they make a lifelong commitment to careful management of the disease.  It is important to be tested for type 2 diabetes if you are at risk. Left untreated or improperly managed, diabetes can result in a variety of complications, including heart, kidney, and eye disease, problems with erection (impotence) and nerve damage (Diabetes Canada, 2018).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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