Program Category: Diabetes Prevention

Diabetes Prevention Programs

Diabetes Prevention Programs (Toronto Central Region)

For individuals 18 years of age or over who may be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes (family, friends, & caregivers may attend).

What to expect

  • Programs are FREE (OHIP is not required) and offered in many languages
  • TTC fare and childcare may be available upon request.
  • Programs offer the following services at many locations across the region:
    • On-site screening programs at community organizations and events to help people find out if they are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes
    • Healthy living workshops to learn how healthy eating, being active, and managing stress can help to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
    • Connection to primary care, individualized diabetes support and other supports when needed (e.g. mental health, housing, or addiction supports)
  • Group programs (offered by registered nurses and/or dietitians) are designed to be have one of the following population focuses:
    • Aboriginal
    • Caribbean
    • East African
    • Latin American
    • South Asian
  • For those whom group programs are not suitable or those who don’t identify with one of the population focuses above diabetes education programs are able to offer support. Visit the Diabetes Education Program page for more information.

Specific program details

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

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Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)Specific Program Description
More InformationBiim-Maa-Sii-Win (Way of Life)
Anishnawabe Health Toronto
  • Individual Referrals Are Accepted
  • Arrangements can also be made for the program to come to your group (e.g. community group, community event, medical practice, etc.)
  • This program is specially designed to support the Aboriginal population.
  • Access to Chiropodist, Traditional Healers, Health Promoter, and Outreach Worker
  • Groups include: Cooking Groups, Traditional Teaching Circles, Sharing Circles, and Food & Mood Group
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More InformationSouth Asian Diabetes Prevention Program (SADPP)
Flemingdon Health Centre
  • Individual Referrals Are Accepted
  • Arrangements can also be made for the program to come to your group (e.g. community group, faith group, community event, medical practice, etc.)
  • This program is specially designed to support the South Asian population. 
  • Three part program includes:
    • Part 1: Attend screening
    • Part 2: Atted diabetes prevention workshops
    • Part 3: Attend Chat & Chai (a follow-up group session)
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More InformationUnison Health and Community Service’s DPP
  • Group Referrals Only (individual referrals are not accepted).
  • Arrangements can be made for the program to come to your group (e.g. community group, faith group, community event, medical practice, etc.)
  • This program is specially designed to support the Caribbean, East African and Latin American populations.
  • Groups include: Let's Get Started, Nourish Your Health, Delicioso (cooking workshop) and I Like to Move It (exercise workshop)
Find out more about what support is available to help prevent diabetes
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