In Victoria, Pediatric, Gestational and Adult Diabetes Education Clinics are availble.
Services are available for adults, children and pregnant women. A family member or friend is welcome to attend with you. We offer three types of appointments:
- Individual or Follow-up
- Classes and Group Sessions
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday from 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. (closed on Stat Holidays).
* Services are also provided at the Saanich Peninsula Health Unit (some Fridays) and the Victoria General Hospital (some Mondays). Location and Contact Information (phone/fax) is the same as the Victoria Diabetes Education Centre.
Individual appointments are available with a diabetes nurse educator, registered dietitian, or both a nurse and dietitian. Contact the centre for more information.
Please see our list of classes and group sessions for more information.
Wednesdays 1:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. 10-15 minute long appointments on a first-come, first-served basis. See our list of classes and group sessions for more information about what you can learn.
- Services offered in Punjabi at the Royal Jubilee Hospital most days
- Services offered in Mandarin and Cantonese at the Victoria General Hospital most Mondays
- Please request these services when booking the appointment
It is still recommended that you bring an interpreter with you to the appointment.
Classes are only offered in English. Individuals how do not speak or understand English will be invited for an individual appointment instead of a class.
Victoria General Hospital Pediatric Ambulatory Services
Diabetes education for children (up to their 18th birthday) and their families
Gestational Diabetes Education Centre
Victoria General Hospital
Child and Family Health Unit (CFAU)
Phone: 250.727.4266 (booking clerk)
Hours of operation
7:30am to 3:30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and every alternate Thursday (closed on Stat Holidays).
Referral by Doctor or Midwife
The program provides education and nutrition counseling to women with gestational diabetes (GDM) or pregnant women with Type 1 or 2 diabetes. Services offered include pre-conception counseling for women with Type 1 or 2 diabetes as well as counseling for women at risk for GDM, example previous GDM, high prenatal weight gain, twins, ↑BMI, PCOS, etc.
Services include nutritional counseling, a free blood glucose meter, consultation with an endocrinologist (when needed), and prompt initiation of insulin on an outpatient basis (if required).