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.