NOTE: Due to ongoing pandemic priorities, there may be delays in processing Diabetes Food Guide orders.
Eating nutritious meals and snacks is one of the most important things a client can do for their health. Eating a healthy diet can sometimes be difficult with the variety of information available online. The Diabetes Food Guide is a colourful, easy to read, educational tool designed to help clients gain a better understanding of a healthy diet. The Food Guide is available for purchase by clicking the link below.
For more information, contact Stacie Winters at 613-233-6655 or by email at Swinters@centretownchc.org
Do you have patients with T2D who are achieving less than optimal blood glucose control?
Are they complaining of symptoms of hyperglycaemia but don’t take their OHA regularly? Or perhaps those pills just don’t seem to work anymore. Have you been reluctant to prescribe insulin because you don’t feel your patients will take it or you are not sure where to start and what to do to help them? For further information about prescribing insulin for your type 2 clients click here.
We can help.
Our team of specialized and Certified Diabetes Educator nurses (RNs) & dietitians (RDs) are able to start clients on insulin. We provide the education, encouragement and confidence they need to improve not only their glycemic control but those metabolic parameters as well, such as LDL, Total chol/ HDL ratio, BP.
Our insulin initiation program supports family doctors and specialists such as endocrinologists by offering clients several individual appointments as well as a 3 month follow up appointment to ensure they are on track.
All we need from you is a completed referral form. The client will be contacted by our team and the nurse or dietitian will inform you when the client will be seen. The RN or RD may make suggestions or recommendations which require your input when client preference or lifestyle or ability indicates some challenge. We will keep you informed on our work with the client.
Who qualifies for insulin initiation services?
Where to Start?
Complete the appropriate referral form and email or fax back. Click on the following link to go directly to Diabetes Central Ottawa to refer to a local community diabetes education program.Diabetes Central Ottawa.
If you are unsure about which insulin to use, what dose to start at, how to titrate or whether to discontinue the OHA, you can visit Diabetes Canada 2018 CPG webpage for interactive tools.
How soon can your patient be seen?
We are able to see clients for their first appointment within 2-3 weeks from receipt of the referral, depending on the client’s availability. If we are not able to contact the client then a fax will be sent to you informing you of this difficulty.
Clients requiring insulin immediately should be sent to the ER.
"The Educator's Guide for Insulin Initiation for Clients with Type 2 Diabetes, 2011" is available in English only.
This Educator’s Guide was developed to assist the Diabetes Educators of The Community Diabetes Education Program of Ottawa with the task of safely initiating clients to insulin therapy. Primarily based on the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) Best Practice Guideline for the Subcutaneous Administration of Insulin in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes and on the Canadian Diabetes Association 2008 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada, this Guide takes the user through each step in the process of insulin initiation. It is a document in progress and, as new teaching tools, new education strategies, and new documentation forms become available, this document will need to be updated. We thank partner diabetes education programs for allowing us to use or adapt their forms, as identified in this Guide.
Please note, this document is not meant to replace the advice of a consultant, but to complement it when needed.
CDEPO has developed a tool to support Diabetes Educators in learning how to help people living with Type 2 Diabetes manage their glycemia and how to support Physicians and Nurse Practitioners in adjusting antihyperglycemic agents (AHAs). It is essential for Diabetes Educators to recognize when people living with Type 2 Diabetes may benefit from an AHA adjustment, with or without lifestyle interventions.
“Glycemia Management in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: A Guide for Diabetes Educators” contains an internal certification program to recognize Diabetes Educators who have gained the knowledge and experience to provide safe and effective AHA adjustment recommendations to Physicians and Nurse Practitioners.
In order to use this guide effectively, Diabetes Educators must have an understanding of blood glucose (BG) pattern management and experience in reviewing BG values to identify patterns and trends. In order to effectively manage glycemia, the Diabetes Educator needs to understand all of the factors that can impact glycemia and be able to translate this knowledge into practice.