Diabetes Education and Support Groups

Diabetes Support Group

2019-2020 Schedule

Locations

Oshawa Support Group - Evening Sessions run from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Upstairs at the Real Canadian Superstore North, 1385 Harmony Road North, Oshawa (meets 1st Wednesday of each month)

Bowmanville Support Group - Day time Sessions run from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Bowmanville Older Adult Association, 26 Beech Avenue, Bowmanville (the Parlour Room) (meets the 2nd Thursday of each month)

Whitby Support Group - Real Canadian Superstore -  Evening Sessions run from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
upstairs, 200 Taunton Rd W, Whitby (west of Brock) (meets 3rd Tuesday of each month) 

Ajax Support Group - Real Canadian Superstore - Evening Sessions run from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  upstairs, 30 Kingston Rd. W. (west of Harwood) Ajax (4th Wednesday of each month)

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September - Joy in Meal Planning

What's for dinner? Meal planning is the foundation of a healthy diet. Join us for a session to learn some tips and tricks on shopping, cooking and enjoying your meals.

Place  

 Date

Oshawa

Wednesday, September 4    

Bowmanville 

Thursday, September 12

Whitby

Tuesday, September 17

Ajax

Wednesday, September 25

October - Diabetes & Exercise

Exercise is an important part of any diabetes treatment plan. An Exercise Therapist/Certified Diabetes Educator will lead you through the benefits of exercise for blood sugar control and provide you with the tools you will need to be successful with an exercise routine.

Place  

 Date

Oshawa

Wednesday, October 2   

Bowmanville

Thursday, October 10

Whitby

Tuesday, October 15

Ajax

 Wednesday, October 23

November - Finding the Right Chemistry - Diabetes and Medications

Looking for more support on managing yourmedications well? Our guest speaker community pharmacist will talk about your medications related to diabetes.They will also talk about the benefits of getting your annual flu shot.

Place  

 Date

Oshawa

 Wednesday, November 6   

Bowmanville

 Thursday, November 14

Whitby

 Tuesday, November 19

Ajax

 Wednesday, November 27

December - Healthy Eating and Treating

Eat a sweet treat for comfort? Or in response to strong feelings?Do you ever struggle to maintain healthy eating habits? We will talk about strategies to help you feel more in control of your eating and to curb your cravings.

Place  

 Date

Oshawa

 Wednesday, December 11

Bowmanville

 Thursday, December 12

Whitby

Tuesday, December 17

Ajax

 No meeting this month

January - Mindfulness Stress Reduction

In this session, we will discuss ways to managestress which may help people cope with diabetes as well as learn what resources are available in Durham Region.This will include the teachings of Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of mindfulness-based stress reduction and an emphasis on twoof the most useful practices that help people cope, namely diaphragmaticbreathing and the body scanfollowed by a practice session and meditation.

Place  

 Date

Oshawa

 Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Bowmanville

Thursday, January9, 2020

Whitby

 Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Ajax

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

February: Eat Smart for a Healthy Heart

Eating the right foods can help to protect your heart.Learn the latest on what dietary strategies can reduce your risk of heart disease.

Place  

 Date

Oshawa

 Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Bowmanville

 Thursday, February 13, 2020

Whitby

 Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Ajax

 Wednesday, February 26, 2020

March - Diabetes on Date Night

Diabetes should not prevent you from having a nice meal away from home.  A break from cooking can help boost your mood but does not have to boost your blood sugars. Come to this session to learn strategies on how to manage your diabetes on date night.

Place  

 Date

Oshawa

 Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Bowmanville

 Thursday, March 12, 2020

Whitby

 Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Ajax

 Wednesday, March 25, 2020

April - Taking Steps Towards Foot Care

Foot problems are very common in people who live with diabetes and can lead to serious complications.  Our Chiropodist guest speaker will help guide you through the principles of diabetes foot care for your diabetes management.

Place  

 Date

Oshawa

 Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Bowmanville

 Thursday, April 9, 2020

Whitby

 Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Ajax

 Wednesday, April 22, 2020

May - Increasing your "EYE-Q" - Focus on Eye Health

Our community Optometrist guest speaker will provide a presentation to help you understand how diabetes can affect the health of your eyes and what you can do to help keep your eyes healthy.

Place  

 Date

Oshawa

 Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Bowmanville

 Thursday, May 14, 2020

Whitby

 Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Ajax

 Wednesday, May 27, 2020

June - Let's Get Digital... with Diabetes!

Learn about the newest advancements intechnology that can help facilitate the management of diabetes. We will discuss phone applications, blood glucose monitoring devicesand other useful tools that have recently emerged on the market.

Place  

 Date

Oshawa

 Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Bowmanville

 Thursday, June 11, 2020

Whitby

 Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Ajax

 Wednesday, June 24, 2020

For more information contact:

Diabetes Program, Lakeridge Health

Lynda Dus

T: 905-576-8711 x53158