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What is a Diabetes Education Program?

Diabetes Education Programs (DEPs) offer group and individual-based sessions to provide individuals with the skills to self-manage their diabetes.

A nurse and dietitian help develop a plan for individuals and support them in managing their diabetes symptoms.

The DEP also provides a variety of resources available within the community.
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Diabetes Education Programs in your region:

» Black Creek Community Health Centre - Sheridan Mall - Diabetes Education Program
» Black Creek Community Health Centre - Yorkgate Mall - Diabetes Education Program
» Carefirst Family Health Team - Diabetes Education Program
» Humber River Regional Hospital - Finch Avenue Site - Diabetes Education and Management
» Jane-Finch Family Health Team - Diabetes Education Clinic 
» LMC Diabetes and Endocrinology - Markham - Diabetes Education Clinic 
» LMC Diabetes and Endocrinology - Thornhill - Diabetes Education Clinic 
» Mackenzie Health - Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital - Diabetes Education Centre
» Markham Stouffville Hospital - Diabetes Education Clinic
» North York Family Health Team - Diabetes Education Clinic
» North York General Hospital - Branson Site - Centre for Complex Diabetes Care (CCDC)
» North York General Hospital - Branson Site - Diabetes Education Centre
» Southlake Regional Health Centre - Diabetes Education Centre
» Stevenson Memorial Hospital - Diabetes Education Clinic
» Unison Health and Community Services - Bathurst-Finch Hub - Diabetes Education Centre
» Vaughan Community Health Centre - Diabetes Education Program

How will Diabetes Education help me?


Diabetes education:

  • Helps prevent the risk and onset of diabetes complications
  • Educates individuals with prediabetes or diabetes on self-management skills to improve health and wellbeing through individualized goal planning
  • Helps individuals with diabetes achieve target blood glucose levels
  • Provides medication counseling, including insulin initiation
  • Reduces the risk of hospitalization by enhancing patients’ knowledge from prediabetes, newly diagnosed, to a patient with a progressing disease state
  • Educates individuals with diabetes on the importance of having their quarterly and yearly visits with their primary care providers

How do I register for a Diabetes Education Program?


You may self-refer to any of the Diabetes Education Programs (see below for locations) by filling out the Central LHIN Diabetes Education Program Self-Referral Form.

How do I register a patient for a Diabetes Education Program?

You may refer a patient to any of the Diabetes Education Programs (see below for locations) by filling out the Central LHIN Diabetes Education Program Referral Form.

Regional Diabetes Education Program Locations:


Refer to the map below for location information. Many of the main programs offer satellite locations where programs are also held. Please call the main locations for more information on both main and satellite locations.

If your area is not listed below, please click here to find a Diabetes Education Program near you.





This resource was created in partnership with the Central Community Care Access Centre and the Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).