Are you living with diabetes; or know someone who is? Are you interested in diabetes prevention? Whether you are just recently diagnosed, have had diabetes for years and want to switch to a more flexible insulin regime or are having difficulty affording your diabetes supplies- we are here to help!
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a life-long medical condition where the body does not produce any insulin, or not enough insulin. Insulin is needed to help glucose, which is in the food we eat, to enter our body cells. This gives us the energy needed to do our daily activities.
The Deep River Diabetes Program is one of 5 centers that make up the Renfrew County Diabetes Education Program. We are here to help you manage your pre-, type 1 or type 2 diabetes. We offer both classes & individual appointments with a Nurse & Dietitian Diabetes Educator. We cover the following topics in group or individual visits:
What should I bring to my diabetes appointment?
Please note: A physician’s referral is not necessary to attend the diabetes center- we welcome self-referrals!
For more information on classes or group sessions contact:
Erica Van Drunen at (613) 584-3333 x 313 or EricaV@drdh.org.
To book an appointment, contact hospital reception at: (613) 584-3333 x 102.
Diabetes management changes over your lifetime-even if you are doing everything right! Take the time now to learn how to manage your diabetes & how to live a healthy and full life!
Check out these resources for reliable diabetes information:
Canadian Diabetes Association
Standup to Diabetes
Canadian Diabetes Association (Pembroke Branch)
Phone: (613) 735-1605
At the Diabetes Centre we are here to help you manage your diabetes as well as assisting with the management of pre-diabetes. We welcome both individuals who have diabetes as well as those who have people with diabetes in their care.
We offer both classes & individual appointments with the Nurse & Dietitian Diabetes Educator. A physician’s referral is not necessary to attend the diabetes center!
Please take the time to learn how to control your diabetes & how to live a healthy life.
We offer both group classes & individual nutrition counseling by a Registered Dietitian for a variety of nutritional problems including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, unplanned weight loss, food allergies & intolerances.
Please note: We do not offer individual counseling for weight loss.
Anyone is welcome to attend classes or individual appointments whether you have a family doctor, belong to a family health team or don’t have a doctor at all!
Please register at least 1 week in advance of the class.
To register either for a class or a follow up visit with either the Diabetes Team or Dietitian, please contact the number below. Please leave a message with your name, phone number & the class you are interested in.
Phone: (613) 584-3333 x 313
Whether you have been newly diagnosed with diabetes, need a refresher, or care for someone with diabetes this class is for you!
Learn how to eat healthier with diabetes, read food labels, count carbs & incorporate the glycemic index into your diet!
Learn how to eat better for a healthier heart.
Learn how to manage your blood pressure with lifestyle & medications. Incorporate the DASH diet into your life & learn to control your sodium intake to improve your numbers!
Kick start your weight loss (or maintenance program) with an informal discussion on setting realistic weight goals, calorie counting basics & the top 10 tips for weight loss.