Free Six-Week Diabetes Prevention Program for Families

Interested in a healthy adventure? Through the Family Adventures in Health: Sunlife Financial At Risk Diabetes Initiative, families can discover healthy eating and physical activity and connect with each other and their community, while exploring how to prevent diabetes.

These interactive two-hour sessions will help you and your family build the skills and confidence you need to make your own healthy choices. Learn more here.


Additional Resources

Diabetes Education Centre self-referral form
Diabetes Education Centre Referral Form for Physicians
Diabetes self-management brochure
Diabetes brochure - additional brochures are available in Arabic, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Punjabi and Spanish.
Canadian Diabetes Association

Collaboration at its best means exceptional ‘one-stop’ diabetes care for Osler community

Diabetes affects more than 75,000 people living in the communities served by Osler and that number is growing each year. 

We’re leading the charge to change that.

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

Our partnership with the Central West Self-Management Program for people living with chronic conditions such as diabetes is a tremendous resource for those who want to effectively manage their diabetes and other chronic conditions and improve their health.

Diabetes Education Centre (DEC)

The Diabetes Education team can help you and your family understand diabetes and learn how to control and manage the disease. You’ll be shown how to test your blood sugar levels, administer insulin, take pills, make healthy food choices and build regular exercise into your lifestyle.
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Languages available: English, French, Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, Gujarati, Italian.
  • Individual counselling on first visit and follow up visits
  • Classes for people with Type 2 Diabetes (Day 1+2)
  • Gestational class
  • Pre-diabetes class
  • Insulin pump training
  • Insulin adjustment classes (Pattern management/30/70 class)
  • Transitional program for young adults moving from a pediatric program
  • Lipids class
  • Healthy Kidney class
  • Post-gestational Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Weight Management Program
  • Annual Diabetes Information Event
  • Satellite Diabetes Education Centres (Bolton/Woodbridge)
  • South Asian Programs (Peel/Etobicoke)
  • Referrals to social worker and chiropodist (foot clinic)
  • Pediatric Program (speak at schools in the community)
  • Speak about Diabetes to various community groups
  • In-services provided to health care providers (hospital/community)
Etobicoke Wellness centre (DEC) 

115 Humber College Blvd.
4th Floor , Etobicoke, ON

Bolton Satellite (DEC) 

Caledon Community Services Offices 
18 King St, Upper Floor, Bolton, ON

Woodbridge Satellite (DEC)

Amica Wellness and Vitality Residence
7371 Martin Grove Road, 1st Floor, Woodbridge, ON

Peel Memorial

20 Lynch Street,
Level 2, Zone C Room 202  
Brampton, ON

8:00am - 8:00pm, Monday to Wednesday
8:00am - 4:00pm, Thursday to Friday

Referrals and appointments:
A physician referral is preferred, but you may also refer yourself. All services are available by appointment only.

Etobicoke General (DEC) 

(includes Bolton/Woodbridge) 
Tel: 416-747-3400 ext. 32393 
Fax: 416-747-3440 

Peel Region South Asian Diabetes Education Program 

Tel: 905-796-4066 ext. 62104

Diabetes Education Program for South Asians (Etobicoke) 

Tel: 416-747-3400 ext. 32558

Peel Memorial

Tel: 905-863-2562
Fax: 905-494-6599

Diabetes Education - Outreach Services

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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  • Caledon Community Services, Bolton (every Tuesday)
  • Amica Village, Woodbridge (every Thursday)
  • The Brampton Soccer Centre (every Monday)
  • The India Rainbow, Brampton (every Wednesday)
  • YMCA at the Albion Mall, Etobicoke (every Friday)
  • Punjabi Community Health Services, Malton (every Tuesday)
Referrals and appointments A physician referral is preferred, but you may also refer yourself by calling:

  • Brampton: 905-494-6214
  • Etobicoke/Malton/Bolton/Woodbridge: 416-747-3400 ext. 32558. 
All services are available by appointment only.

Osler’s Centre for Complex Diabetes Care (CCDC)

The CCDC provides one-stop access to highly specialized care for adults who have been diagnosed as having complex diabetes. The Centre provides access to a team of diabetes experts including an endocrinologist, nurse practitioner, certified diabetes educator, registered dietitian, social worker and pharmacist. Care is personalized to meet individual needs.
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The centre also enjoys strong relationships with Osler’s cardiovascular health system, mental health and addictions and wellness programs, wound clinics, insulin pump programs, the regional retinal screening program and the regional renal centre, ensuring patients receive coordinated diabetes care throughout the system.

Centre for Complex Diabetes Care
Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness
20 Lynch Street
Level 2 Zone C, Room 202 

905-863-2561 Fax: 905-863-2517

Referrals to the CCDC can be made by any family doctor or medical specialist in the communities served by Osler.

OTN Retinal Screening Program

Retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that, when detected through retinal screening and treated, can prevent blindness in up to 90% of those affected.
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The OTN (Ontario Telemedicine Network) connects close to 800 health care sites province-wide. Delivery of health care services and education takes place via two-way videoconferencing systems.

The Retinal Eye Screening program offers easy access to medical professionals for those with diabetes. Referring physicians send patients to a local OTN site where digital images of the eye are taken and sent to an ophthalmologist for assessment. A report with diagnosis and treatment recommendations is then sent back to the physician.

Centre for Complex Diabetes Care 
302-2250 Bovaird Drive East,
Brampton, ON 
Tel: 905-494-2260
Fax: 905-595-2863


Diabetes Education Centre 
Suite 224, Medical Office Building, 
89 Humber College Boulevard,
Etobicoke, ON  
Tel: 416-747-3400 ext. 33293
Fax: 416-747-3440

Referrals: physicians should submit an Opthalmology Retinal Screening Request.

Central West Self-Management Program

Having a long-lasting chronic health condition such as diabetes can impact your physical, mental and emotional health. The good news is that you can improve your health by learning positive self-management skills.
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The Central West Self Management Program is hosted by Osler in the Central West LHIN communities and all programs are funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Six-week Self-Management Programs support people living with many chronic health conditions, including Diabetes. Current programs offered include Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, Diabetes Self-Management Program and Chronic Pain Self –Management Program.

The programs are free.  Some programs are offered in languages other than English.

The six-week program The program runs for 2 ½ hours once a week, for 6 weeks. Topics include:
  • Setting personal goals and creating realistic action plans
  • Identifying and solving common problems
  • Managing pain and fatigue
  • Developing healthy eating and Physical activity plans
  • Managing depression, stress and difficult emotions
  • Medications management
  • Working with health care providers
  • Planning for the future
Program locations and dates
There are several program locations in Brampton, Etobicoke, Dufferin-County, Caledon, Malton, Woodbridge and Rexdale. Check here for details and dates. Programs can also be brought to community groups and organizations. Ask us for details.

For more information or to register
Call 905-494-6752, ext. 6 OR 1-855-269-8401 Or email

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