Take care of your ABCDEs to lower your risk of diabetes complications (damage to your eyes, feet, kidneys, heart, and nerves).
- Blood Pressure
- Drugs to protect the heart
- Exercise, healthy eating, and healthy weight
- Stop smoking and manage stress
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes occurs when the body doesn’t make or use insulin properly.
Insulin is important for your body to turn sugar from food into energy.
Without insulin, sugar builds up in the blood and can cause damage to many organs in the body.
Signs of Type 2 Diabetes
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination
- Unusual weight gain or loss
- Decreased energy
- Blurry vision
- Cuts and bruises that won’t heal
Our program can provide education on the following topics:
- What is diabetes?
- Blood glucose monitoring
- Hypoglycemia prevention and management
- Managing diabetes medication
- How to start insulin
- Gestational diabetes education
- Nutrition education
- Label reading
- Portion control
- Meal planning
- Eating healthy on a budget
We also provide group education on the same topics.
People learn how to cook different foods and what foods are healthy for people with diabetes.
We provide services to First Nations, Metis, and their families
We see people in our office and travel to the following First Nation Communities:
- Big Grassy
- Big Island
- Lac La Croix
- Rainy River First Nation
- Seine River
Who We Are
Our team consists of diabetes educators who are experts in diabetes management.
We accept referrals from people with diabetes, community health representatives, and nurse practitioners/doctors.
We provide the knowledge, skills, and support that people need to live well with diabetes.
Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator
Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre
Phone: (807) 274-3131
Fax: (807) 274-3855