Diabetes Education Program

We provide individual assessment and nutrition counselling, insulin and blood glucose meter instruction, and other group education sessions related to talking about diabetes and making lifestyle changes.

Patients are referred to us through their family doctor and receive self-management education, either individually or in a group setting.

Learn more about our program and locations

Virtual Diabetes Education Group

Lakeridge Health is committed to the safety of our patients, staff, and the community. We continue to be committed to reducing the spread of COVID-19 while balancing the mental, physical, and spiritual needs of our patients for their quality of life. Ongoing support and education plays an important role in the management of your diabetes, so we are pleased to continue monthly groups by offering Virtual Diabetes Education Groups using Microsoft Teams.

Education Groups - Dates and Topics

Expand the list below to view information about each session including more details on the topic, date, time, and how to join from a lap top or phone. 

June - Travelling with Diabetes

Going on vacation? Learn how to travel safely with diabetes.

Date: June 14, 2023

Start Time: 6:30 p.m. 

Microsoft Teams Meeting: Join on your computer or mobile app

Please refer to the Microsoft Support website for help with joining on your computer or mobile device.

Diabetes Education Program: More Information

Our clients include adults with Type 2 Diabetes or Prediabetes, and pregnant women with diabetes, including Gestational Diabetes.

Services and Typical Topics of Discussion:

  • One on one sessions tailored to your individual needs and goals
  • Group education classes with peer support
  • In person and phone follow up sessions, as needed
  • Endocrinologist services (physician referral required)
  • Nutrition counselling
  • Healthy eating, weight management, heart health
  • Blood glucose monitor teaching
  • Blood glucose management
  • Insulin and diabetes medication management
  • Social support
  • Physical activity, exercise and goal setting
  • Caring for your feet

Video: Diabetes Education Program

How to Access the Diabetes Programs and CCDC at Lakeridge Health:

There are two ways for you or your doctor/health care provider to access our Programs:

  1. Call the Lakeridge Health Diabetes Program to speak with a Clerk who will assist you in the process, or fax the completed referral form found on our website to one location only. See locations and contact information on back of brochure.
  2. Call the Central East CCAC Central Diabetes Intake at 1.888.997.9996 to speak with a Central East LHIN Home and Community Care Coordinator who can assist in the process, or fax the completed form to 1.905.444.2544.

What to bring to your appointments

Be sure to bring the following items to each appointment:

  • Your health card

  • Your blood glucose meter and log book

  • A list of all your medications and supplements

Directions and Contact

Ajax Pickering 

The Ajax Pickering location is just west of the Ajax Pickering hospital at 95 Bayly street West, suite 404. This site offers the convenience of free parking, with fully accessible space for patients with wheelchairs and other walking devices. Enter the main building in the corner of the plaza next to the pharmacy.

Phone: 905-683-2320 ext. 15269
Fax: 905-428-5248


At the Bowmanville Hospital, enter through the Eye Centre entrance at the north side of the hospital. Turn left and proceed down the hallway to room N 130 on the right.

Phone: 905-623-3331 ext. 21247
Fax: 623-697-4695

Port Perry 

At Port Perry Hospital, enter through the front lobby and turn left into the next hallway just past the gift shop. Follow the hallway almost to the end, and turn left towards the Emergency Department. The Diabetes Program is located just before you reach the Emergency Department.

Phone: 905-576-8711 ext. 53726
Fax: 905-665-2404


At Whitby Hospital, enter through the visitors' entrance and continue past the security desk, turning into the next hallway on your right. Continue down the hallway to the waiting room at the end. The Diabetes Program reception desk is to the right of the waiting room.

Phone: 905-576-8711 ext. 53726
Fax: 905-665-2404