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Virtual Group Education Workshops

Interested in taking one of our Group Learning Workshops, but find it difficult to take time off work, or travel to the clinic? Our Diabetes Group Learning Workshops are now offered online! Click on the link below to check out available times and sign up.

If you are not a current patient of LMC, please submit a self-referral online in order to access our virtual workshops.

Please note these education sessions are intended for residents of Ontario and Quebec only.

Small Group Education Workshops

Ask your LMC healthcare provider, or review the topics of our group workshops below, to help decide which group education workshops are appropriate for you.

*** Select group education workshops are available in other languages.

Workshops Offered

Living With Diabetes – (Recommended for all living with Type 2 Diabetes)

Topics covered:

  • What is diabetes? (Physiology)

  • Common diabetes myths

  • Preventing diabetes complications

  • Understanding medications and lab results

  • SMART blood sugar checking

Handouts:

Nutrition and Lifestyle (Recommended for all living with Type 2 Diabetes)

Designed for: Anyone with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes

Topics covered:

  • Understanding the effect of different foods on blood sugar levels

  • Planning balanced meals and snacks

  • Glycemic Index

  • Natural health products/artificial sweeteners

  • Physical activity

  • SMART blood sugar checking

Handouts:

Carbohydrate Counting Workshop (Recommended for all)

Topics covered: 

  • Effect of food on blood sugar levels

  • Recommended carbohydrate intake

  • Reading and understanding food labels

  • Tips for carbohydrate counting

  • Measuring tricks and resources

  • Carbohydrate counting when dining out

  • Minimizing fluctuations in blood sugar

Handouts:

Advanced Skills

(Recommended for insulin users who take both basal and bolus insulin)

Topics covered:

  • Review insulin adjustment based on food and high blood sugars

  • Different types of insulin and their actions

  • Blood sugar targets and SMART blood sugar checking

  • Factors affecting blood sugar levels

  • Identifying blood sugar patterns to make safe insulin adjustments

  • Insulin adjustment for different foods and exercise

Handouts:

Pattern Management – Understanding Your Blood Sugars

Designed for: Anyone using multiple daily insulin injections

Details:

  • How to detect patterns in your blood sugars

  • Different factors which affect blood sugar levels

  • How to make insulin adjustments on your own

Handouts:

Conquering Cholesterol

Designed for: Anyone

Details:

  • Dietary factors which affect cholesterol levels

  • Understanding your lab results

Handouts:

Six Steps to a Healthy Heart (Recommended for all)

Topics covered:

 ·       Understanding heart disease

·       Review cholesterol, blood pressure and the recommended levels

·       Factors affecting blood pressure and lipid profile

·       Medications for protecting the heart

·       6 practical ways to improve heart health

Weight Management Program

Series of 3 workshops (Recommended for people who want to achieve and/or maintain a healthy weight)

Topics covered:

  • Healthy lifestyle Vs Diet mentality

  • Tackling emotional eating

  • Mindfulness

  • Goal setting and forming healthy habits

Titration Workshop (Recommended for insulin users)

Topics covered:

  • Different types of insulin and their actions

  • Blood sugar targets and SMART blood sugar checking

  • Factors affecting blood sugar levels

  • Identifying blood sugar patterns to make safe insulin adjustments

  • Insulin adjustment for different foods and exercise

Advanced Skills

(Recommended for insulin users who take both basal and bolus insulin)

Topics covered:

  • Review insulin adjustment based on food and high blood sugars

  • Different types of insulin and their actions

  • Blood sugar targets and SMART blood sugar checking

  • Factors affecting blood sugar levels

  • Identifying blood sugar patterns to make safe insulin adjustments

  • Insulin adjustment for different foods and exercise

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