Diabetes Education Program
About the Diabetes Education Program Waterloo Region
Langs is the sponsoring organization for the Diabetes Education Program Waterloo Region. The Community Diabetes Program provides diabetes education and treatment to people with type 2 diabetes in the Waterloo region. We strive to support adults with diabetes and their families by helping them make healthy lifestyle choices to control blood sugar and reduce the risk of problems associated with diabetes.
The Langs Diabetes team includes Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitians, a Social Worker, a Chiropodist (foot specialist) and a Kinesiologist (exercise specialist).
Our program is comprised of 3 sites, all of which are located within a community health centre: Woolwich Community Health Centre (St Jacobs), Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre (Kitchener) and Langs Community Health Centre (Cambridge).
There is a diabetes prevention and management system that is easy to navigate, helps optimize health and meets individuals’ unique needs.
As part of a continuum of care, we work collaboratively to provide secondary prevention, education and treatment services for adults with low to moderate risk Type 2 diabetes in a range of community based locations in the Waterloo Region.
- Health Promotion
Who do we serve?
We serve adults with borderline or pre-diabetes, as well as those with newly diagnosed or existing type 2 diabetes and family members, caregivers, and support people in the Waterloo region.
Programs / Services
- Supportive group education sessions
- Foot check ups
- Physical activity sessions
- Pole walking sessions
- Stress management workshops
- Pre-diabetes education sessions
- Individual appointments with a nurse, dietitian, exercise specialist, foot specialist and social worker
*For more information on the Diabetes Education programs and services, click here
How to book an appointment or sign up for a group class or workshop
Patients can be referred by a doctor or they can self-refer to our program by calling 519-653-1470 Ext 372. If your doctor referred you to our program, our receptionist will contact you to book an appointment.
Are you at risk for Diabetes?
- Blood sugar a little high?
- High cholesterol and blood pressure?
- Family history of diabetes?
OR take this test to find out:
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to attend a Pre-Diabetes Education Session.
|Waterloo Wellington Diabetes||www.waterloowellingtondiabetes.ca|
|Canadian Diabetes Association||http://www.diabetes.ca/|
|American Diabetes Association||http://www.diabetes.org/|
|Canadian Diabetes Risk Questionnaire||http://healthycanadians.gc.ca|
|Kidney Foundation of Canada||http://www.kidney.ca/|
|Heart and Stroke Association||http://www.heartandstroke.com|
Blood Glucose Test Strip Monitoring
For health care providers
To refer patients, or for insulin order forms, please go to the Diabetes Regional Coordination Centre Website:
Click here to contact us.