Diabetes Care

Osler’s Diabetes Education Centre offers counselling, interactive classes and programs plus outreach services to bring education opportunities to convenient community locations. Our Centre for Complex Diabetes Care (CCDC) – one of only three in Ontario – provides one-stop access to care for people with complex or advanced forms of diabetes. 

Osler also partners with the Central West Self-Management Program – a tremendous resource for people living with chronic conditions such as diabetes who are motivated to manage their diabetes and improve their health.

Diabetes Education Centre (DEC)

Focus: helping individuals/families learn how to control and manage the disease. Languages available: English, French, Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, Gujarati, Italian.
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Locations
Brampton Civic Hospital
Tel: 905-494-6598
Fax: 905-494-6599
Etobicoke General 
Tel: 416-747-3400 ext. 32393
Fax: 416-747-3440  

Diabetes Outreach Program

We offer culturally-sensitive diabetes education at several accessible community locations. Our diabetes education services are also available in Italian, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil and French.
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Brampton Satellite
Tel: 905-494-6214
Fax: 905-494-6599
  • The Brampton Soccer Centre (every Monday)
  • The India Rainbow, Brampton (every Wednesday)
Bolton Satellite 
Tel: 416-747-3400 ext. 32558      
Fax: 416-747-3440  
  • Caledon Community Services, Bolton (every Tuesday)
Malton Satellite 
Tel: 416-747-3400 ext. 32558    
Fax: 416-747-3440 
  • Punjabi Community Health Services, Malton (every Tuesday)
Woodbridge Satellite 
Tel: 416-747-3400 ext. 32558    
Fax: 416-747-3440  
  • Amica Village, Woodbridge (every Thursday)
Diabetes Education Program for South Asians (Etobicoke)  
Tel: 416-747-3400 ext. 32558      
Fax: 416-747-3440 
  • YMCA at the Albion Mall, Etobicoke (every Friday)

Osler’s Centre for Complex Diabetes Care (CCDC)

One-stop access to specialized care for adults with complex diabetes. The centre links with in-hospital and regional programs to ensure coordinated care throughout the system.
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Location
Centre for Complex Diabetes Care
2250 Bovaird Drive East, Suite 302, Brampton, ON

Tel: 905-494-2260  
Fax: 905-595-2863

Referrals
Can be made physicians in the communities served by Osler. Please call the CCDC Nurse Practitioner, at 905-494-2260, to confirm that your patient meets the program criteria.

In general, patients referred to the CCDC must:
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have comorbid conditions associated with their diabetes, such as vascular disease, renal failure, neuropathy, impaired vision, mental illness, financial difficulty accessing care
  • Have inadequate glycemic control and/or significant co-morbidities which impact on Glycemic Control; and/or
  • Have had recurrent diabetes emergencies or have been hospitalized with poorly controlled diabetes and higher readmission rate

OTN Retinal Screening Program

The OTN (Ontario Telemedicine Network) delivers health care services and education via two-way videoconferencing systems.
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The Retinal Eye Screening program gives medical professionals easy access for their patients with diabetes. Referring physicians send patients to a local OTN site where digital images of the eye are taken and sent to an opthamologist for assessment. A report with diagnosis and treatment recommendations is then sent back to the physician. Locations:
Brampton
Centre for Complex Diabetes Care
Suite 302, 2250 Bovaird Drive East, Brampton
Tel: 905-494-2260
Fax: 905-595-2863  
Referrals Physicians should submit an Opthalmology Retinal Screening Request.

Central West Self-Management Program (CWSMP)

The CWSMP is hosted by Osler and funded by the MOHLTC. Six-week Self-Management Programs support people living with many chronic health conditions, including Diabetes. Programs are free to participants and some are offered in multiple languages.
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Locations
Brampton, Etobicoke, Dufferin-County, Caledon, Malton, Woodbridge and Rexdale.

Referral
Patients may self-refer.

Tel: 905-494-6752 ext. 6
Tel: 1-855-269-8401
Email: cdsm@williamoslerhs.ca

 

 

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