Health Sciences North

Site: Sudbury - Regent St S

Service: Diabetes Education and Care Services

Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Specializes in the management of all types of diabetes 
  • Teaches how to eat healthy and be more physically active 
  • Teaches when and how to test blood sugar 
  • Provides individual counselling 
  • Offers diabetes presentations 
  • Provides access to an endocrinologist (diabetes specialist) who conducts clinics on-site two days per week
 
Offers the following group classes: 
  • Living Well with Diabetes 1 and 2 
  • A Touch of Sugar (pre-diabetes, Impaired Glucose Tolerance or Impaired Fasting Glucose) 
  • Carbohydrate Counting for Beginners  
  • Advanced Carbohydrate Counting 
  • Taking Care of Your Feet
 
Outpatient Insulin Start-up Program 
  • Provides education, skills training and support to those who are starting insulin
 
Drop In Day Program 
  • Offers service on a first-come, first-serve basis, no appointment is necessary 
  • Answers urgent questions or concerns relating to diabetes 
  • Offers access to a nurse, dietitian, and/or social worker for a brief, 15 minute visit
 
Children and Adolescent Program 
  • Offers a specialized approach to meet the needs of families  
  • Provides access to pediatrician, nurse, dietitian and social worker  
  • Assists the family plan for school trips, a teenage party, sleeping-in and much more
 
Provides access to a variety of services including: 
  • In-patient education programs 
  • Education on the management of diabetes and related lifestyle issues  
  • Assessment of home management and coping strategies  
  • Support for the family, child and adolescent through visits, telephone contact and advocacy  
  • Crisis management / intervention
 
Pregnancy Program 
  • Assists in managing diabetes to help ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby 
  • Offers pre-pregnancy counselling
 
First Step Walking Program 
  • Helps individuals increase their physical activity
 
Insulin Pump Therapy 
  • Offers an alternative to traditional insulin therapy 
  • Provides a small device which is programmed to deliver insulin 24 hours a day in small amounts
 
 
This is a program of the Northern Diabetes Health Network
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Drop In Day Program Tue 1:30 pm-3 pm
Areas Served Algoma District ; Cochrane District ; Manitoulin District ; Nipissing District ; Sudbury District ; Timiskaming District
Eligibility Children and Adolescent Program: 
  • Families with children/adolescents aged 0-19 who have diabetes
 
Pregnancy Program: 
  • Women with gestational diabetes 
  • Women who have diabetes and become pregnant 
  • Diabetic women planning a pregnancy
Application Outpatient Insulin Start-up Program: 
  • A physician referral is required
 
Endocrinologist: 
  • Physician referral required
Languages English ; French
Fees Program - First Step Walking Program; Subsidy is available to those who qualify
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-671-6601
Toll Free Phone 1-800-735-3656
Fax 705-671-5634
Website www.hsnsudbury.ca
Site Location Centre for Life
Located In Community Sudbury
Address Sudbury Outpatient Centre
865 Regent St S
Sudbury, ON P3E 3Y9
 
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Intersection Regent St S and York St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care -- North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN)