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Diabetes Care

Our Services During COVID-19

We continue to provide services in our Diabetes Program and the Centre for Complex Diabetes Care (CCDC).  Efforts are being made to deliver services virtually, however in person appointments are available. 

We are accepting patients for in person foot care and wound care services on a limited basis.   To book an appointment for foot or wound care, and for any questions about our diabetes program or services provided through the CCDC, please call us at (807) 737-6576 and your call will be returned within two business days.  

Coming in for an appointment? Our Main Entrance is open weekdays for all outpatients and their essential care partners. Our Ambulatory Care entrance is open for weekday appointments and services. Those coming to the hospital for outpatient appointments, specialty clinics, day medicine, laboratory services or other services can use the Ambulatory Care entrance to enter SLMHC, complete the required screening at the wellness screening station, and report to the registration area. Don’t forget that masks are mandatory at SLMHC. As always, our staff are happy to offer assistance to get to your appointment.

Please visit our COVID-19 page to check on the most current information about visitor restrictions and other updates relating to COVID-19 here at SLMHC: slmhc.on.ca/covid19

(Updated March 2021)

Diabetes Program

Our interdisciplinary team provides education, support and guidance to adults and children with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, or those at risk for diabetes.  We provide direct patient care to 28 communities in northwestern Ontario. Our clinicians travel to these remote communities on a monthly basis. Our Program is open to referrals from any source, including self-referrals.

We Provide:

  • Diabetes education
  • Medication counseling & insulin teaching
  • Basic/advanced foot care & assessment
  • Dietary consultation – cooking classes, grocery store tours, meal planning, nutritional assessments
  • Exercise therapy
  • Patient Navigation: assist clients with social determinants of health; community resources; financial or housing support 
  • Individual, family, or group sessions
  • Pediatric services
  • Prenatal education
  • Community capacity building, programming and outreach projects
  • Access to Traditional Programming & medical interpreters
  • OTN and PCVC services

To Book Appointment:

  • Booking Clerk (p) 737-6576 (f) 737-6266
  • Switchboard 737-3030

Centre for Complex Diabetes Care

The Centre for Complex Diabetes Care (CCDC) is an interdisciplinary team that utilizes a case management model to provide coordinated, advanced care to patients over the age of 18 with complex diabetes needs, including: vascular disease, renal failure, impaired vision, mental illness or recurring diabetic emergencies.

The additional services we offer:

  • Advanced foot care and wound care
  • Intensive insulin and medical management
  • Advanced meal planning
  • Teleophthalmology (eye screening)
  • Psychosocial support
  • Access to traditional programming

The CCDC assists patients in accessing and navigating the health care system with strong patient advocacy and collaboration. The goal of CCDC is to assist patients in attaining the highest level of health within their own health continuum. Once patients are stable and self-managing, they are discharged from CCDC to the Diabetes Program.

CCDC is accessible by physician referral or nurse practitioner referral to outpatients and inpatients of Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre.