Diabetes Clinic

Diabetes is a chronic disease caused by the body’s inability to produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that allows the body to convert food into energy. When diabetes is not properly controlled, it can lead to serious complications such as vision problems, heart disease, amputation or premature death.

Who do we serve?

The diabetes clinic is for adults 18 years of age or over living with:

  • Glucose intolerance (pre-diabetes)
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes (pregnant women without pre-existing history of diabetes)
  • Insulin pump
  • High risk of developing diabetes

CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) and Ste-Justine Hospital in the province of Québec offer diabetes clinics for young patients aged 17 or under.

How do we help our patients?

We offer individual consultations and educational group sessions for people with diabetes or who are at risk of developing the disease.

Our diabetes educators, in collaboration with your family physician, help you understand the disease in order to better control your blood sugar level and reduce long-term health complications.

Most consultations are conducted by telephone. In-person consultations are mainly for feet exams and insulin pump issues.

How to access our services?

  • You may call the clinic directly to book an appointment and choose between individual consultations or group sessions.
  • Your family doctor or your healthcare provider may refer you to the clinic.

About The Program

What to bring

  • Valid Health Card
  • List of all your medications, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, supplements and herbal medicines
  • Blood sugar log and glucose meter (if available)

When you arrive

Individual consultations

  • Consultations are with a dietitian and/or a nurse.
  • Patients will be followed for as long as they need the services.

Group session – Learning to live well with diabetes

  • Group sessions are offered if the number of patients is sufficient.
  • Educational session leaders are nurses and dietitians.

The team

  • Secretary
  • Nurses
  • Dietitians

The team works in collaboration with an internist and family physicians.

Business hours

Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


613-632-1111, extension 52701




HGH Diabetes Clinic
1111 Ghislain Street
Hawkesbury, ON

The Diabetes Clinic is located in Block B, level 1. View a hospital plan.

HGH Diabetes Clinic Newsletter

In 2019-2020, the HGH Diabetes Clinic published a bimonthly newsletter. The information presented in the short articles and the recipes are still relevant. You may consult past issues by follow the links below.

External resources

Referring a patient to HGH Diabetes Clinic

  • Patients may call the clinic directly to book an appointment and choose between individual consultations or group sessions (available if there is sufficient demand).
  • Family physicians and healthcare providers may refer patients to the clinic by faxing the referral form at 613-636-6194.
  • Download a copy of the CLI-10-3044 Diabetes Clinic Referral Form (PDF).


The Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH) provides more than 40 specialized medical clinics for residents of Prescott-Russell and surrounding region. For a list of clinics, departments and services, visit Refer a patient.