Group Name: Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association – Diabetes Education Program
Description: Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association is a non-profit charitable community services agency established since 1976. Our spectrum of services has grown from the delivery of Chinese meals-on-wheels service to a full range of community support services, covering the whole Greater Toronto Area, and the York Region.
Carefirst Diabetes Education Program is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to provide focused services on diabetes education, early intervention and prevention of diabetes-related complications and self management. Our program provides current, practical, culturally-relevant and customized diabetes education to help patients make decisions which will improve their blood glucose control. The program has multidisciplinary professionals as back up to answer the concerns of patients.
Program is suitable for individuals with Type 2 diabetes, poor control of diabetes or those at risk for developing diabetes (prediabetes).
- Focus on patient’s self-management and skills enhancement
- Customized to individual needs. Individual counseling sessions with nurse, dietitian and social worker
- Group sessions with peer support
- Feedback to patient’s own physician
- Follow up monitoring
- Health Care Team support and referral to specialists
***Chinese and South Asian Diabetes Education materials are available.
Where: 3601 Victoria Park Avenue, Suite 501 | Toronto, ON M1W 3Y3
When: Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Contact: 416-502-2323 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.carefirstseniors.com