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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.

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“Our goal is to positively impact the health needs of people living with diabetes, while respecting culture and geography.”

-Derek Risbey

How to Access our Diabetes Education Program

Patients at any stage of diabetes can be referred by:
  • A Physician
  • Homecare
  • A Nurse
  • A Family / Caregiver
  • CHR
  • 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
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What you will learn

People who complete the program will gain diabetes knowledge for:
  • Blood Sugar Testing
  • Insulin and Medicine
  • Food
  • Healthy Living


Home Blood Sugar Readings 3
(Just Found Out, Levels not in Target Range, or if you are taking glyburide, repaglinide, gliclazide, or gliclazide MR)
Home Blood Sugar Readings 4
(Pregnant of Gestational Diabetes)
Home Blood Sugar Readings 5
(Don’t take pills or Your Pills Don’t Cause Your Blood Sugar to go too Low)
Home Blood Sugar Readings 6
(Taking rapid insulin with meals and long acting insulin at bedtime)

Our Team

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.

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Phone: 204-885-0768 or 1-877-612-2132

Fax: 204-885-7504


Unit 15-801 Century St , R3H 0C3
Phone: 204-947-1916
Fax: 204-946-0635

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