Diabetes Education

Do you or someone you know have diabetes? 

The RVH Diabetes Education Program provides information and support to people who have prediabetes, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes to help them live a full and healthy life.  It is easy to refer yourself or a family member.

Free classes are offered for people with prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes.  They are delivered by a certified diabetes dietitian and nurse educator and information provided is based on “best practices” taken from the most recent research and evidence.  Classes are held the first two Wednesdays of each month from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and provide information on:

  • What causes high blood glucose and low blood glucose
  • Healthy eating choices
  • The benefits of physical activity and how to get moving
  • How different diabetes medications work
  • How to live well with diabetes!

As well, individuals are eligible to consult with the dietitian and nurse on a one on one basis.  They can provide help around:

  • How to monitor blood glucose with a meter
  • Proper technique to inject insulin
  • Figuring out blood glucose trends and patterns
  • Challenges with your insulin pump
  • How to count carbohydrates
  • A referral to a chiropodist for foot care for those at risk of foot problems

People who take insulin may also find it helpful to view the video below on “How to Inject Insulin”.

To register for class, make an individual appointment or simply find out more about the program please call 613-432-4851 and ask for Donna Reid at extension 109 or Claire Zanetti at extension 206.



Insulin Pen Instruction

RVH InsulinPenInstruction from RENFREW VICTORIA HOSPITAL on Vimeo.

RVH Pen Instruction

RVH PenInstructions from RENFREW VICTORIA HOSPITAL on Vimeo.


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