Diabetes Education Program
Diabetes can be a complex disease but managing it doesn’t have to be. Through our Diabetes Education Program, we offer high-quality diabetes learning, regardless of where people live in Manitoba.
If you’ve been newly diagnosed with Diabetes or are having a hard time managing it, we are here to help support you and will tailor a program to meet your specific needs.
“Our goal is to positively impact the health needs of people living with diabetes, while respecting culture and geography.”
How to Access our Diabetes Education ProgramPatients at any stage of diabetes can be referred by:
- A Physician
- A Nurse
- A Family / Caregiver
- A Self-Referral
- An ADI worker
What is included in the Program
- Private 1-on-1 sessions or in small groups (2-8 people)
- Live, weekly group classes ever Thursday from 1:30-2:30 (broadcast over Manitoba Telehealth)
- Telephone follow-up calls
- Printed support materials i.e. log book
- Insulin starts
What you will learnPeople who complete the program will gain diabetes knowledge for:
- Blood Sugar Testing
- Insulin and Medicine
- Healthy Living
(Just Found Out, Levels not in Target Range, or if you are taking glyburide, repaglinide, gliclazide, or gliclazide MR)
The Diabetes Education program is led by Derek Risbey. Derek has been a certified Diabetes Educator for over 20 years and specializes in working with adults who are living with Type 2 diabetes. He was awarded the Nycomed Magnum Opus award in 2010 for his work in Diabetes Education.