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).

Vision

There is a diabetes prevention and management system that is easy to navigate, helps optimize health and meets individuals’ unique needs.

Mission

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.

Values

  • Collaboration
  • Coordination
  • Efficiency
  • Health Promotion
  • Access
  • Quality

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

Upcoming Workshops:

Diabetes Webinar Flyer May 2017-page-001

AUGUST 2016 diabetes cal

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.

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Are you at risk for Diabetes?

  • Blood sugar a little high?
  • High cholesterol and blood pressure?
  • Overweight?
  • Family history of diabetes?

OR take this test to find out:

 

Are you at Risk-Take the Test

 

 

 

 

 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to attend a Pre-Diabetes Education Session.

 

Helpful Links

Helpful Links:

Website

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/
EatRightOntario http://www.eatrightontario.ca
Heart and Stroke Association http://www.heartandstroke.com
BMI Calculator

Blood Glucose Test Strip Monitoring

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/

http://health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/diabetes/glucose/

For health care providers

To refer patients, or for insulin order forms, please go to the Diabetes Regional Coordination Centre Website:

www.waterloowellingtondiabetes.a

Click here to contact us.