Program Category: Diabetes Support

Diabetes Education Programs

Diabetes Education Programs (Toronto Central Region)

For individuals over 18 years of age living with or at risk of type 2 diabetes (some programs are able to support those with type 1 diabetes). Family, friends, & caregivers may attend.

What to Expect

  • Programs are FREE (OHIP is not required) and are offered in many languages
  • TTC fare and childcare may be available upon request
  • Programs offer individual counselling and/or group workshops that support people living with or at risk of type 2 diabetes (e.g. those with prediabetes) by:
    • Helping to set individualized reachable goals to improve their health;
    • Minimizing their barriers to health (e.g. mental health, low income, housing, addictions, immigration status, etc.)
    • Teaching them how to manage their diabetes and overall health through:
      • healthy eating
      • physical activity
      • stress management
      • foot care (all programs offer annual foot screenings & some programs offer ongoing foot care services)
      • self-monitoring
      • proper medication use (including support for starting and adjusting insulin)
    • Collaborating with other members of the healthcare team (e.g. doctors, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers, etc.) when needed
  • Program staff include registered dietitians, registered nurses and may include outreach workers, program assistants, community members living with diabetes (i.e. peers) and other healthcare providers (e.g. chiropodists, social workers, registered kinesiologists, and physiotherapists)

Specific Program Details

There are a number of different diabetes education programs within this region. Unique information about each specific program can be found in the table below.

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Diabetes Education Program (DEP) Available Appointment TimesPopulation(s) of FocusLanguage(s) of serviceSpecific support available
More InformationAnishnawabe Health Toronto DEP
  • Weekdays
  • Evenings (Mondays & Wednesdays)
  • Aboriginal
  • Mental Health
  • English
  • Individual counselling (using traditional teachings)
  • Foot care (Chiropodist)
  • Group programs (expand for details)
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More InformationBridgepoint Family Health Team DEP
  • Weekdays
  • None specified
  • English
  • Individual counselling
  • Group programs (expand for details)
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More InformationCentre Francophone de Toronto DEP
(French program)
  • Weekdays
  • Evenings (occasionally for groups only)
  • Saturdays (occasionally for groups only)
  • Francophones
  • French
  • Individual counselling
  • Group programs (expand for details)
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More InformationDiabetes Education Community Network of East Toronto (DECNET)
South Riverdale Community Health Center
  • Weekdays
  • Evenings (Tuesdays)
  • Saturdays (once a month)
  • Low income
  • Medically complex
  • Mental health
  • Newcomers(South Asian and Asian focus)
  • Non-insured
  • Substance use
  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu
  • Maranthi
  • French

Interpretation services available.

  • Individual counselling
  • Foot care (registered nurse)
  • Group programs (expand for details)
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More InformationDon Mills Diabetes Education Program
Flemingdon Health Centre & Fairview Community Health
  • Weekdays
  • Evenings (Tuesday at Flemingdon Health Centre & Wednesday at Fairview Community Health)
  • Older adults and seniors with T2DM, prediabetes and/or at very high risk
  • English
  • Urdu
  • Russian
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Interpretation services available.

  • Individual counselling
  • Group programs (expand for details)
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More InformationLMC Diabetes & Endocrinology
(Mid-Toronto)
  • Weekdays
  • Evenings (as required)
  • Adults 18 years and older (including T1DM, GDM, Pump, Pregnancy)
  • English
  • Individual counselling
  • Group programs (expand for details)
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More InformationMid-Toronto Diabetes Program
Anne Johnston Health Station
  • Weekdays
  • Seniors (55+)
  • Youth (13-29)
  • People with physical disabilities
  • English
  • Individual counselling
  • Foot care (registered nurse)
  • Group programs (expand for details)
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More InformationMount Sinai Academic Family Health Team DEP
  • Weekdays
  • Evenings (groups only)
  • None specified
  • English

Interpretation services available

  • Individual counselling
  • Group programs (expand for details)
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More InformationParkdale Queen West Community Health Center
Parkdale Site DEP
  • Weekdays
  • Illicit drug use
  • Low income
  • Mental health
  • Homeless/under-housed
  • Newcomers
  • Seniors
  • English

Interpretation services available

  • Individual counselling
  • Foot care (Chiropodist)
  • Group programs (expand for details)
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More InformationParkdale Queen West Community Health Center DEP
Queen West site
  • Weekdays
  • Evenings (Thursdays)
  • Seniors (55+)
  • Homeless/Under-housed
  • Aboriginal
  • Mental Illness
  • Non-insured
  • Newcomers
  • English

 

Interpretation services available.

  • Individual counselling
  • Group programs (expand for details)
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More InformationRegent Park Community Health Center DEP
  • Weekdays
  • Evenings (Wednesdays)
  • Harm reduction
  • Homeless/under-housed
  • Low income
  • Mental health
  • Newcomers
  • Non-insured
  • Seniors
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Interpretation services available

  • Individual counselling
  • Group programs (expand for details)
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More InformationSherbourne Health Centre DEP
  • Weekdays
  • Evenings (Mondays)
  • Homeless/under-housed
  • LGBTQ
  • Low income
  • Mental health
  • Newcomers
  • English
  • Spanish

Interpretation services available

  • Individual counselling
  • Group programs (expand for details)
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More InformationSUNDEC
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre & Sunnybrook Academic Family Health Team Diabetes Program
  • Weekdays
  • Medically complex
  • Mental health
  • Seniors & frail elderly
  • English
  • Individual counselling
  • Group programs (expand for details)
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More InformationTaddle Creek Family Health Team DEP
  • Weekdays
  • Evenings (Thursdays)
  • Adults with T2DM or T1DM
  • Portuguese
  • Chinese
  • English

Interpretation services available

  • Individual counselling
  • Group programs (expand for details)
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More InformationUnison Health and Community Services DEP
  • Weekdays
  • Evenings (Mondays & Tuesdays)
  • Low income
  • Mental health
  • Medically complex
  • Newcomers
  • Non-insured
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi
  • Gujarati
  • Hebrew
  • Russian
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Interpretation services available

  • Individual counselling
  • Group programs (expand for details)
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More InformationWest Toronto Diabetes Education Program (WTDEP)
Program of LAMP Community Health Centre
  • Weekdays
  • Evenings (Mondays at Access Alliance CHC College, Tuesdays at Four Villages CHC, & Wednesdays at LAMP CHC and Davenport Perth CHC)
  • Low Income
  • Non-insured
  • Seniors
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese

Interpretation services available

  • Individual counselling
  • Group programs (expand for details)
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More InformationWomen’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre DEP
(Women only)
  • Weekdays
  • Evenings (Mondays with RD only & Tuesdays)
  • Racialized Women from Caribeean, African, Latin American, and South Asian Communities
  • Female shift workers
  • Female working poor
  • English

Interpretation services available

  • Individual counselling
  • Group programs (expand for details)
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