Diabetes education is a process of learning and acquiring knowledge and skills about diabetes, its management, and its complications. It is an important part of diabetes care that helps people with diabetes understand the disease, its causes, symptoms, treatment options, and the steps they can take to manage it effectively.
Diabetes education typically involves a team of healthcare professionals who work together to provide patients with the necessary information, resources, and support to improve their health and quality of life.
The goal of diabetes education is to empower people with diabetes to take an active role in managing their condition, make informed decisions about their health, and prevent or delay the onset of diabetes-related complications. It covers various aspects of diabetes management, such as blood sugar monitoring, medication management, healthy eating, physical activity, stress management, and problem-solving skills.
Diabetes education services at the QEHC
Since 1998, the QEHC Diabetes Program at the Medical Specialists’ Clinic has offered the services of a registered nurse two days per week to support and counsel people living with diabetes. All diabetes clients are seen by an endocrinologist and the services of a Nurse Clinician are free of charge due to the generous support from the public and the QEHC Foundation.
The diabetes nurse performs an average of 5 insulin teachings daily for either new start insulin instruction or a comprehensive review of diabetes management with clients using multiple daily injection of insulin regime.
Support and education continues to be in demand to help clients living with diabetes adapt to new therapies, technologies and achieve better outcomes. The Medical Specialists team is committed to staying up-to-date with communications and evidence-based guidelines and adapt the QEHC Diabetes Program as necessary to help and protect those living with diabetes.
Working together towards a healthier community.
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