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
- Food Intake
- Foot Care
- Follow-up Appointments
Please bring the following items to your first appointment
- Two weeks of self-monitored blood sugar results
- 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.