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Diabetes Education Program

Langs is the sponsoring organization for the Community Diabetes Program, Waterloo Region, which provides diabetes education and supports people to self-manage Type 1, Type 2, Gestational Diabetes, as well as those who have Pre-diabetes.

  • Patients become better equipped to make healthy lifestyle choices to control blood sugar and reduce the risk of chronic problems associated with diabetes.
  • Virtual, In-person, and hybrid options are available for appointments and classes!

Services We Offer:

  • One-one appointments with a Certified Diabetes Educator including registered nurses, dietitians, and exercise specialists
  • Group Education sessions on Diabetes, insulin management, carb counting, heart health, label reading, glycemic control, etc.
  • Physical Activity Classes
  • Footcare treatments and Chiropody services
  • Retinal Screening (when available)
  • Specialist clinics, insulin pump management, and support
  • Insulin pump start – coming soon!
  • Support in Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes
  • Drop-in support groups and special events including Living Well with Diabetes, and Postpartum Diabetes care, cooking sessions

The Community Diabetes Program, Waterloo Region, is offered at:

 Who Do We Serve?

We serve adults with “borderline” or pre-diabetes, gestational diabetes, as well as those with newly diagnosed or existing type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Family members or other support persons are welcome to attend your appointments with you.

 How Do I Book an Appointment?

Option 1:
Patients can be referred by a doctor. If your doctor referred you to our program, our receptionist will contact you to book an appointment.

Option 2:
Adults with diabetes or who are at risk for diabetes can self-refer to our program by calling 519-653-1470 x285 or click here

Recently Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes?

Take this Online course to prepare for your first appointment:

Please find below the link for the Living Well with Diabetes module you can access from the Diabetes Education Program.   This is a self-guided course

https://www.langs.org/living-well-with-diabetes-portal

Username: Diabetes Learner

Password: LivingWell1!

Contact Information

Langs Diabetes Reception
519-519-653-1470 ext 285
E-mail: langsdep@langs.org
1145 Concession Road
Cambridge, ON N3H 4L5

What You Can Expect to Learn

Some topics your Diabetes Educator will talk to you about are:

  • How to monitor blood sugar
  • Ways to manage your blood sugar
  • Healthy eating and weight management
  • Eating in special situations (i.e. restaurants, parties)
  • How your diabetes medications work
  • What happens when you are sick
  • Diabetes and Pregnancy
  • How to manage your diabetes when you travel
Resources
For Health Care Providers

To refer patients, or for insulin order forms, please go to the Waterloo Wellington Diabetes website.

Are You at Risk of Diabetes or Pre-diabetes?

You may want to consider attending a Pre-Diabetes Education Session if you answer YES to any of the following questions:

  • Is there a history of diabetes in your family?
  • Do you have high cholesterol and blood pressure?
  • Are you overweight?

OR click here to take this test to find out. 

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