Diabetes

Updated: Wednesday October 30, 2013

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The Diabetes Program at the Smithville Medical Centre Family Health Team (SMC FHT) aims to provide excellence in patient-based diabetes care and follow up, involving regular visits with your diabetes health care team. Your Family Physician and Registered Nurse Educator will see you alternately every 3 months and a Registered Dietitian is available to see you as a consultation and possibly for ongoing follow up appointments based on your specific situation. You are still encouraged to see your Family Doctor, or one of the Nurse Practitioners, for other health concerns aiming to provide good general health follow up. At times, it may be necessary to see other healthcare professionals, such as a counselor.

During your visit with the team, you will review healthy lifestyles. You may discuss things such as healthy eating, physical activity, blood sugar monitoring, foot care and smoking. When coming for a diabetic visit with either the Family Doctor or Registered Nurse Educator it is important that you have bloodwork done a week prior to the visit so that the results can be reviewed for your safety benefit.

Having diabetes usually means changes in your lifestyle, which is not always easy. Your health care team is here to support you as you make these changes and manage your diabetes. Having a support system is an integral part of personal success.

Groups

Group education sessions can be arranged based on demand. Please call Stephanie at 905-957-3328, ext 5, and leave a message with your name, telephone number and topic of interest!

 

 

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