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Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services

Group Name: Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services – West Toronto Diabetes Education Program

Description: Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services improves health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. We do this by facilitating access to services and addressing systemic inequities. Our vision is to see Toronto’s diverse communities achieve health with dignity.

The West Toronto Diabetes Education Program (WTDEP), funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, has been a partner with Access Alliance since the start of this program in 2002. The main goal of WTDEP is to help improve the quality of life of adults living with type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes or those at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Registered nurses and dietitians facilitate individual and group counseling that provide information, resources and tools to help individuals self-manage their diabetes. Topics covered include: understanding diabetes, medications, self monitoring blood sugars, healthy eating, reading labels, physical activity, stress management, sick day management and emotional eating. **** Interpreters and tokens are available free of charge for individual and group counseling.

Where: 340 College Street, Suite 500 | Toronto, ON M5T 3A9

When: Physician and self-referrals accepted. Please call for more information on times and location.

Contact: 416-252-1928 | 416-324-8677 | mail@accessalliance.ca | www.lampchc.org/diabetes | accessalliance.ca

Toronto Diabetes Group

Group Name: Toronto Diabetes Group

Area(s) of Focus: Self-help for people with diabetes, their family and friends

Description: This is a small,  peer-support group of people with a common interest: diabetes.  Meetings provide members with the opportunity to share their experiences living with diabetes and to learn from each other.  Meetings are conducted in an informal and non-threatening environment to promote open communication.  Guest experts are sometimes invited to share their expertise and answer questions. There is no fee to attend of the meetings.

Where: Call for locations in Ontario. Select Option 1 at the toll-free number.

Contact: GTA Regional Leadership Centre (Toronto) | 1-800-BANTING (226-8464) | www.diabetes.ca

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