Diabetes Program

The Diabetes Program was established by the McLeod River Primary Care Network in 2010. The purpose of the program is to improve patient health and prevent or delay complications. The program works in conjunction with other diabetes programs offered in the community. Diabetes is a progressive disease and changes need to be made to care over time to keep people with diabetes as healthy as possible for
as long as possible.

A physician, diabetes nurse educator, dietitian and pharmacist work together with the patient to manage:
– Blood Sugar
– Cholesterol Level
– Blood Pressure
– Medications
– Food Intake
– Exercise
– Foot Care
– Follow-up Appointments

Please bring the following items to your first appointment
– Bring in two weeks of self-monitored blood sugar results.
– Bring in all medications, including over-the-counter medications and/or herbal supplements.

Following a complete assessment and review of
treatments & medications, a self-managed plan of care is developed for you and communicated with your physician. Reminders will be sent for routine follow-ups with your family physician, eye care and foot care specialists as recommended by the Canadian Diabetes Guidelines for Diabetes.