The Chapleau Diabetes Education Program
Robin Greer, Dietitian Educator and Heather Richardson, Nurse Educator can help you manage your diabetes, blood pressure, heart disease and/or high cholesterol. We work in collaboration with the physicians at the Chapleau & District Family Health Team.
If you require transportation to the medical clinic please note that the Chapleau Transit service is available to all members of the public at a nominal fee. The Chapleau Transit can be booked by calling (705) 864-4477.
Our diabetes clinic offers the following services:
- Ordering of blood work.
- Blood sugar and blood pressure checks.
- Education on managing chronic diseases, specifically diabetes.
- Nutrition counseling specific to diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Our office hours are as follows:
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
The program is a member of the Northern Diabetes Health Network and is funded through them in partnership with Chapleau Health Services.
The primary goal of the program is to provide diabetes education to people with diabetes and their families so they can effectively manage their disease and prevent or delay the complications of diabetes. Members of the diabetes education team also provide diabetes screening and primary prevention education.
Services may be accessed through self or health care professional referral.
For more information call Robin Greer directly at (705) 864-3079.
The Canadian Diabetes Association is urging Canadians to get serious about diabetes prevention and management. Diabetes healthcare specialists say that by the time they are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, many people have already had diabetes for an average of about seven years. During that time, high levels of glucose in their blood may have caused a lot of damage, despite the fact that people experience no symptoms. In fact, many patients who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes initially visit their doctor because they have already begun to have problems caused by complications such as nerve damage or heart disease. That's why it's vital to know if you have diabetes.
The Canadian Diabetes Association can help you learn more about how to help prevent type 2 diabetes. It is Canada's diabetes authority.
1-800-BANTING (226-8464) or visit www.diabetes.ca