About this Program
Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC) is pleased to run the Diabetes Education Program. We address the physical, mental, social and financial aspects of health and support the diverse healthcare needs of Scarborough’s population, families new to Canada and unfamiliar with our system and people who are alone. We serve clients who are 18 years of age or older as well as families.
Our team of Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitians, and Social Workers educate and counsel clients at risk for diabetes, pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes in individual and group settings. In addition, we also offer an endocrinologist consultation with a referral from your primary care provider. Clients who require foot care including assessment, treatment and prevention of diseases and disorders of the foot have access to a foot care specialist five days per week for individual appointments.
Our educators provide care in many different languages, including English, French, Farsi, Hindi, Marathi, Pashto, Punjabi, Tamil and Urdu.
If you have type 2 or pre-diabetes, allow us to become your Diabetes Care Partner.
We offer education on:
- Blood Sugar Monitoring
- Diabetes Medications and Insulin
- Healthy Eating
- Foot Care
- Physical Activity
- Stress Management
- Weight Management
This program is free of charge and open to individuals without insurance, including refugees and new immigrants. Self-referrals are accepted by accessing our online referral form by clicking the button below.
- Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm and 9am – 4pm on alternating Saturdays.