Diabetes - Niagara North Family Health Team

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Diabetes Care Team – St. Catharines

Our Diabetes Support Program is facilitated by our Registered Dietitians, and our Registered Nurses, who are Certified Diabetes Educators.

The Niagara North FHT coordinates a group of healthcare providers available to address any diabetes concerns you may have.

Program services:

  • Individual assessment and counseling is provided to help you work towards a plan that allows you to control your diabetes and prevent its complications.
  • Ongoing follow up support for clients who require more individual support for their self-care management is available.
  • Support is provided for those who require insulin to show you how to use it and how it will help improve your blood sugar levels.
  • For patients of our Diabetes Care Team we offer a Living Well with Diabetes workshop where participants will be given general information on diabetes and its management
  • We also offer a Physical Activity Class, facilitated by a Registered Kinesiologist.

How to get involved:

In order to be seen, clients must either fill out a self-referral form or be referred by their physician.

Download the Physician Referral Form
Download the Diabetes Self-Referral Form

If you would like to attend a group session or book an individual appointment with the Diabetes Support Program, please call Laura at 905.988.9617 x 226

This program is open to any adults in St. Catharines – Thorold area with Type 2 Diabetes or who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes.

Diabetic Foot Assessments – St. Catharines

We also offer diabetic foot assessments for patients of the Diabetes Care Team.

Appointments will include:

  • diabetic screening of the nerves and blood vessels
  • preventative diabetic foot-care advice
  • referrals made if necessary

*Please note foot care will not be provided at these appointments – assessment only.

How to get involved:

Diabetic Foot Assessments classes are run as needed, please call Laura at 905.988.9617 x 226 if you are interested.

Diabetes Support Program – Niagara-on-the-Lake

This program is for you if:

You have Type 2 diabetes or are at risk for developing diabetes.

What the Diabetes Support Program has to offer:

In this Shared Medical Appointment, a Medical Doctor, a Registered Nurse and a Registered Dietitian all work together to help you live well with diabetes. This is a great opportunity to learn in an interactive group setting with other people with diabetes who are interested in improving their health.

The Diabetes Support Program provides opportunities to learn more about:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Physical Activity
  • Blood sugar monitoring
  • Diabetes medications and insulin
  • Preventing and managing diabetes-related complications

How to get involved:

Niagara-on-the-Lake – If you would like to attend a group session or book an individual appointment with the Diabetes Support Program, please contact us at 905.468.2177 x130 or fill out our online program registration form.

This program is only open to patients of Niagara-on-the-Lake Hospital Site and the Virgil Site.