Diabetes Education Program

519-421-4233 ext. 2126

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 8 am-5:30 pm

The Diabetes Education Program is located on the lower level of the Woodstock Hospital in room L304. The closest entrance to access the department is the Athlone Avenue entrance.

Woodstock Hospital is proud to offer a program geared to our inpatients and outpatients of Oxford County and surrounding areas to provide the optimal care and education to live with diabetes. Our team consists of Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses, and Administrative Support. We’ll contact your physician and endocrinologist and can connect you to resources in the community for additional support. We have both individual and group sessions. These sessions cover the following:  Pre-diabetes, Type 1, and Type 2 diabetes – all new or established. Group sessions are typically 2 to 3 hours and are held monthly on a first-come, first-serve basis. We are also a registered Assisted Devices Program (ADP) clinic that supports people using insulin pumps and real-time continuous glucose monitoring systems.

Accessing this Service:
You can set up an appointment by calling 519-421-4233 ext. 2126 or get a referral through your family physician. Please have a valid Ontario Health Card available for the initial call if you are self-referring. You will also need your health card to present to Patient Registration before each appointment.

The following are programs provided to those 17 years of age and older:

Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes & Heart Healthy Classes
These are 2-hour classes with a Diabetes Educator, providing education regarding general lifestyle strategies and meal planning to manage blood sugars and/or heart disease risk.

Individual Diabetes Appointment
This is a 1-hour appointment with a Diabetes Educator for support with the following:

  • New diagnosis of diabetes
  • Those with established diabetes for optimization of blood sugars through diet, lifestyle, oral medication, and/or insulin

Gestational Diabetes Initial Appointment
This is a 1.5-hour appointment with a Diabetes Educator that includes a review of lifestyle, nutrition, and blood glucose monitoring to optimize blood glucose numbers throughout the pregnancy to benefit both mom and baby.

Individual Nutrition Appointment
This 1-hour appointment with a Registered Dietitian includes a nutrition assessment, specific nutrition counselling, and eating guidelines for various conditions.

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