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Child and Teen Diabetes Education Program

Who we are

The outpatient Child and Teen Diabetes Education Program at North York General Hospital is a multidisciplinary team consisting of a paediatrician, a paediatric endocrinologist, certified diabetes educators including registered nurses, registered dietitians and a registered social worker. The team has been at the Branson Ambulatory Care Centre of North York General since 2000. Clinic days run on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

We recommend patients attend clinics at least once every three months. It is important for children and families to attend these follow-up visits regularly so the team can help identify and deal with changes as they occur.

What we do

The team has over 40 years of experience working with young patients who have diabetes, and specializes in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (formerly referred to as juvenile or insulin dependent diabetes), type 2 diabetes, as well as those who are at risk of developing diabetes.

In Canada, about one in every 300 children and adolescents lives with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The program offers individualized teaching, counselling and support to children and their families. At each visit, we address topics like managing physical activity, how to prevent and treat hypoglycemia, and how to manage insulin doses and blood sugars. Group classes are also offered on carbohydrate counting and sick day management. It is mandatory for each family to attend the sick day sessions once per year.

Insulin Pump Program

The Child and Teen program is an Assistive Devices Program (ADP) certified centre, so patients with type 1 diabetes are eligible to receive funding through ADP for insulin pump therapy. The team members are certified pump trainers and highly skilled with the various pumps available in Ontario. We are also trained in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems.
 
Contact us
Child and Teen Diabetes Education Program
North York General Hospital
Branson Ambulatory Care Centre
555 Finch Avenue West, 3 west
Toronto ON  M2R 1N5
Tel: 416-635-2575

Nearest major intersection: Bathurst St. and Finch Avenue  Get directions