Our Mission

The Community Diabetes Education Program of Ottawa (CDEPO) is committed to excellence in providing accessible, timely diabetes education and self management support to adults with diabetes. Through collaborative practice with health care partners we ensure that people will receive the most appropriate level of care by the best providers.

Programs and Services

Diabetes Education Program

Specialized nurses and dietitians provide group and individual sessions. These services are funded by the government; they are FREE to you.

  • Group Programs
  • Individual appointments with nurse and/or dietitian
  • Follow-up care
  • Start individuals on insulin (in partnership with referring physicians, nurse practitioner and specialists)
  • Start individuals on a GLP-1 analog (in partnership with referring physicians, nurse practitioner and specialists)
  • Work with referring physicians, nurse practitioner and specialists to adjust insulin & diabetes medications.

Who do we serve? Our diabetes education program serves adults 18 years of age and older, who have type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. Chiropody services are available to adults with Type 1 diabetes as well as Type 2 diabetes.

What Languages are available?
We have educators on staff who speak French, English, and several other languages and we have access to interpreters in many other languages.

Where are we located?
Across the city of Ottawa, from Kanata in the west to Orleans in the east, as well as central and south Ottawa locations.

When do we offer education?
Group programs are offered Monday through Friday. They are offered during the day or evening. 

What else do we offer:

  • Family members are welcome to attend group programs and appointments.

  • Risk assessments: (identifying risk factors for diabetes, community education), are offered in collaboration with community organizations in partnership with SCREEN

  • Training for health care providers and others who support people living with diabetes

  • On-site services are available in some primary care offices, pharmacies, retirement homes and other locations in the community – Contact us if you would like us to offer a clinic or an education session in your location

Contact Diabetes Central Ottawa to register: CALL 613-238-3722 or FAX referral form to 613-233-9487

DIABETES FOOD GUIDE ORDER FORM for health professionals available in a number of languages