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Diabetes is a serious chronic condition that affects some two million Canadians. There are two main types of diabetes.
About 10 per cent of people with diabetes have Type 1 and need daily insulin injections.
Type 2 Diabetes is the more common type, with rates that have been rapidly increasing over the last 10 years. Type 2 Diabetes is managed with a healthy diet, exercise and, sometimes, medications which may include insulin injections.
It is important for you to manage your diabetes as complications from diabetes include heart disease and/or stroke, kidney disease, vision loss, and poor circulation leading to amputation.
Managing your diabetes includes:
• Eat a healthy diet
• Regular exercise
• Maintain or reach a healthy weight
• Manage stress
• Take medications regularly
• Monitor blood glucose regularly
• Stay well informed about diabetes
Sun Country Health Region provides diabetes services for patients and their families to support them in managing diabetes:
1. Team clinics provide education and self-management support for patients with diabetes. These services are offered by a team of professionals that may include a diabetes nurse educator, diabetes resource nurse, dietitian, nurse practitioner, and/or pharmacist. Currently, clinics are offered as individual sessions only.
2. Wellness clinics provide a variety of basic health assessments and education. Diabetes resource nurses are available to assess blood pressure, blood glucose levels, weight, oxygen saturations and provide foot care. Dietitians participate in some Wellness Clinics.
3. Individual counseling is provided by a dietitian, nurse practitioner or diabetes nurse educator.
For more information, phone your local diabetes clinic:
Arcola Medical Clinic, monthly: 306-455-2287
Bengough Health Centre, as needed: -306-268-2840
Carlyle Community Health Services Building, monthly as needed: -306-453-2319
Carlyle Medical Clinic- two (2) times per month: 306-453-6795
Coronach Health Centre as needed: 306-267-2022
Estevan - St. Joseph's Hospital, weekly on Thursday: 306-637-2415
Kipling Health Centre, two times each month: -306-736-2553
Lampman Health Centre, monthly: 306-487-2561
Galloway Health Centre, Oxbow, monthly: 306-483-2956
Maryfield Health Centre, monthly: 306-646-2133
Radville Marian Health Centre, 2 times per month: 306-869-2224
Redvers Health Centre, monthly: 306-452-6463
Wawota Health Centre, as needed: 306-739-2200
Weyburn - Primary Health Services weekly on Wednesday: 306-842-8425
For more information, phone your local Wellness Clinic:
• Alameda, Oxbow
• Arcola, Carlyle, Kenosee Lake, Manor, Kisbey
• Carievale, Carnduff, Gainsborough
• Corning, Kennedy, Kipling
•Midale, Macoun, 306-458-2446
• Stoughton, Creelman, Fillmore, Osage
• Torquay 306-458-2446
• Redvers 306-452-3659
For more information, phone your local dietitian:
Arcola, Carlyle, Kipling, Maryfield, Redvers, Wawota: 306-453-2075
Estevan, Oxbow: 306-637-2415
Bengough, Coronach, Pangman, Radville, Weyburn: 306-842-8425
Fillmore, Lampman, Midale, Stoughton, Weyburn: 306-848-2160
See Dietitian Services:http://www.suncountry.sk.ca/service/17/88/dietitian.html
Carlyle Medical Clinic: 306-453-6795
Lampman Health Centre: 306-487-2561
Mainprize Manor and Health Centre:
Maryfield Health Centre: 306-646-2133
Diabetes Checklist (PDF) - please find in the files at the bottom of the page.
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