Sign Up For a Free Diabetes Education Class at LMC

Let one of our Diabetes Education Specialists help you take control of your health

 

Our goal is to empower you to self-manage your diabetes, by providing support in both small group & individual sessions

Our Certified Diabetes Educators can provide information on:

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Diabetes prevention

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 Type 1 & 2 Diabetes

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Insulin pump therapy

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Innovative treatment options

FREE Classes

Our classes are FREE (Ohip Covered) with no referral required!

Dynamic Team

A team of Certified Diabetes Educators (Registered Nurses and Registered Dietitians)

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ADP Certified

Each of our sites is an Assisted Devices Program (ADP) Certified Clinic.

SMALL GROUP CLASSES AVAILABLE

Your educator or endocrinologist will usually suggest the next appropriate class for you. If there is a class you’re interested in attending you can refer yourself as well – we suggest reviewing the information below to be sure the class will be applicable to you.

*** Select classes are available in other languages.

Diabetes 101: Intro to Diabetes - Core Class

Designed for those living with: type 2 diabetes, Pre-diabetes
Duration: 2 hours

Details:  

  • How diabetes works inside our bodies
  • ABCDEs of living a healthy life with diabetes & preventing complications
  • Understanding what may cause low & high blood sugars – and what to do
  • The plate method for healthy eating & foods that affect blood sugars
  • Physical activity recommendations
  • Goal setting
Diabetes 102: Carb Awareness - Core Class

Designed for those living with: type 2 diabetes, Pre-diabetes
Duration: 2 hours

Details:

  • Healthy eating – how to read a food label and portion control tricks
  • Learning about how protein, fat, fibre, glycemic index may affect blood sugars
  • Planning meals & snacks with carbohydrate goals
  • Overcoming challenges when eating outside the home (restaurants, holidays)
  • Becoming more physically active
  • Goal setting follow up
Pattern Management - Specialized Class

Designed for those living with: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes
Duration: 2 hours

Details:

  • SMART testing – learning when to check your blood sugars and why
  • Exploring patterns for higher and lower blood sugars
  • Reviewing other factors that affect blood sugars: exercise, illness, alcohol
Conquering Cholesterol - Specialized Class

Designed for those living with: any person with high cholesterol
Duration: 1.5 hours

Details:

  • Reviewing what cholesterol is & why we should be mindful of it
  • Discussing practical ways that cholesterol levels can be improved through our food choices (with a focus on dietary fats, fibre & sugars)
  • Strategies for becoming more physically active to keep our heart healthy
Advanced Skills - Specialized Class

Designed for those living with: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes*
*if you are taking insulin at bedtime and with your meals
Duration: 2 hours

Details:

  • Basic carb counting review, including label reading
  • Reviewing how different types of insulin work in the body & the ideal timing for when to take them
  • Calculating insulin doses for meals (using carb ratios) and to correct higher blood sugars (using correction factors)
  • Introduction to insulin pump therapy