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Comox Valley Diabetes Education Centre

The diabetes education centre offers a range of services to assist people living with diabetes. We offer three types of appointments:

  • Individual or Follow-up
  • Classes and Group Sessions
  • Drop-in

Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30a.m. to 4:00p.m.

Individual Appointments

To book an individual appointment, contact the centre at 250-331-5964.

We offer 45-minute appointments to discuss your needs with certified diabetes educators, our dietitian and nurse and 45-minute appointments for women with diabetes in pregnancy/gestational diabetes. The diabetes team is here to support you throughout your pregnancy.

Drop-in Appointments

Our drop-in clinic runs every Tuesday from 11:00am – noon. All are welcome.

Classes/Group Sessions

Prediabetes

This 2 hour class reviews the diagnosis of prediabetes and healthy lifestyle changes to prevent or delay diabetes.  

Living Well with Diabetes

This series of three 3 hour classes reviews diabetes diagnosis, BG testing, medications / insulin, exercise, stress & depression, foot care, healthy eating, label reading, carbohydrate counting, weight management and a whole lot more . Our medical liaison doctor, Dr Matous, attends on day 3 of the program, to offer the doctors perspective and answer questions. A certificate of training in blood glucose monitoring is provided.

Review

For those who have had previous diabetes education, this 3 hour class reviews what is new in diabetes and includes topics that the group wishes to cover. Dr Matous also attends.

Carbohydrate Counting

Spend 2 hours and learn how to count carbohydrates to plan meals and control blood glucose levels. This class is great for everyone and especially for those who take rapid acting insulin for meals or use an insulin pump.

Diabetes in Pregnancy

We also offer small group sessions for women with diabetes in pregnancy and gestational diabetes. The diabetes team is here to support Moms throughout their pregnancy.

A1C Capillary Clinic

Every second Tues of the month from 1:30pm-4:00pm