Nutrition Tips Winter 2015

Children who have meals with their family not only eat better and are healthier; they learn to socialize and do better in school. Family meals give a time and place to keep up with what is going on with everyone, help each other out, and tell family stories. Enjoying family meals help to keep food in its place as only one of life's great pleasures. Pay attention to the food and enjoy it when it is time to eat, forget about it between times. A rushed morning without breakfast can make eating well challenging. Try these quick breakfast ideas: A long afternoon commute can make eating well challenging. Pack a snack for the afternoon before your ride so you aren’t over hungry when you get home. Healthy food choices at home and at school can help students do better in school and be healthier over all. Part of learning about healthy eating is practicing. If your children’s’ school does not teach food preparation, ask your school administration how you can help to support offering classes. Snack foods like chips, candy, and pop fill children up, but don’t supply any of the nutrition they need to grow and learn. These foods should not be offered in school. Help the school community council and school administration in your children’s school to promote healthy foods in the school.

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Diabetes Program

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. 


Team Clinics
For more information, phone your local diabetes clinic: 
Arcola Medical Clinic, monthly: 306-455-2287
Bengough Health Centre, as needed: -306-268-2840
Carlyle -  
        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


Wellness Clinics
For more information, phone your local Wellness Clinic:
• Alameda, Oxbow 

• Arcola, Carlyle, Kenosee Lake, Manor, Kisbey

• Carievale, Carnduff, Gainsborough 

• Corning, Kennedy, Kipling

•Lampman, Benson

•Midale, Macoun,  306-458-2446

• Stoughton, Creelman, Fillmore, Osage

• Torquay  306-458-2446

• Redvers 306-452-3659


Individual Counseling
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:


Nurse Practitioners
Carlyle Medical Clinic: 306-453-6795
Lampman Health Centre: 306-487-2561
Mainprize Manor and Health Centre: 
Maryfield Health Centre: 306-646-2133


Patient Resources 
Diabetes Checklist (PDF) - please find in the files at the bottom of the page. 
Live WellTM With Chronic Conditions

See Diabetes - Nutrition Resources


Resources for Health Professionals

Diabetes Clinical Practice Guideline's 2008 


Obtaining Service

Contact us: Candace Kopec, RD CDE Regional Manager, Chronic Disease Management 306-842-8366 or