The purpose of the Diabetes Health Promotion program is to provide a full range of health promotion and prevention strategies on health issues related to diabetes.
What is a Diabetes Health Promoter?
A Diabetes Health Promotor is an individual educated in the prevention strategies and complications of diabetes. The Diabetes Health Promotor plays an important role in the management of diabetes by educating about risk factors and promoting healthy lifestyle choices.
How can a Diabetes Health Promoter help me?
A Diabetes Health Promoter can provide information on diabetes and risk factors, promote healthy lifestyle choices, and provide programming activities that include physical fitness and healthy eating options. A Diabetes Health Promotor can also provide screening for blood sugar levels and referrals for footcare clinics and nursing services.
The goal of the diabetes program
- To provide clients, their families, and the community a basic understanding of diabetes
- To provide culturally appropriate workshops base on health promotion and prevention
- To support individuals and families living with diabetes
- To provide basic education and awareness that will increase coping skills, reduce risk factors, and promote wellness and optimal functioning
- To provide client centered care by screening, referrals, and promotion of diabetes self-management
- Diabetes education
- Diabetes screening
- Nutrition education
- Individual and group sessions
- Prevention/Awareness programs
- Walking programs
- Cooking demonstrations
- Nutrition Bingo for the elders
- Resources and tools for the management of diabetes
- Annual diabetes conference
Consultations done in Ojibway and English
To register or for more information contact our Diabetes Health Promotor at 705-368-2182 ext. 212