The goal of the Diabetes program is to help the NFHT patients living with diabetes maintain and improve their health. Self-management education is provided through individual appointments and group workshops. Services are offered in collaboration with the Port Hope Community Health Centre Diabetes Team in their Port Hope, Cobourg and Colborne sites.
Topics addressed may include: nutrition for a healthy lifestyle, getting more physically active, monitoring blood sugar, starting insulin, insulin adjustment, foot care, weight management, and medication management. The appointments are individualized to the patients diabetes needs.
Canadian Diabetes Association
Eat Right Ontario
Dr. Ian Blumer’s Guide to Diabetes
Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative