The Diabetes Education Centre helps individuals and their families gain the knowledge, skills and resources they need to better manage their diabetes, live well and prevent future complications.
Services are available for both adults and children affected by all types of diabetes including: Type 1, Type 2, gestational (diabetes in pregnancy) and also pre-diabetes. Support partners, caregivers and family members are also encouraged to attend. Assistance with insulin dose adjustment and insulin pump support is available.
The Diabetes Education Centre is staffed by a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). The CDE has specific training and expertise in the area of diabetes management and will work with you, your family/support partners, family physician and members of your broader healthcare team to support your ongoing medical and self-management diabetes care needs.
This may be done though individual appointments with the CDE and, where necessary, also a physician specialist. These may include topics such as: Pre-diabetes, diabetes basics, meal planning, carbohydrate counting, exercise or foot care.
Referral is required from your family physician and fees are covered by BC Medical Services plan.
- Diabetes Canada
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- HealthLink BC: Dietitian Services
- BC Children’s Hospital: Endocrinology and Diabetes Unit
- UVic: Chronic Disease Self Management Program
- Diabetes at School
Queen Victoria Hospital
Nutrition and Diabetes Services
1200 Newland Rd, Revelstoke, BC
P. (250) 814-2276, F. (250) 814-2285