Features of our Diabetes Programs

North York General Hospital has two unique diabetes centres located at our Branson Ambulatory Care Centre:

Both centres enable and empower patients with diabetes to gain the self-management skills needed to achieve the best possible health outcomes in a supportive and caring environment. A referral from a primary care provider (PCP) is required for both the DEC and the CCDC. All referrals are triaged and prioritized by a diabetes educator to ensure that patients are directed to the program best suited to their individual needs.

 

Centre for Complex Diabetes Care

Diabetes Education Centre

Gestational Diabetes Program

Child and Teen

Frequency of visits

Intensive

  • every 3-4 weeks

On-going

  • every 3-4 months

Intensive

  • every 3-4 weeks

On-going

  • every 3-4 months
Duration  Short-term care Long-term care Short-term care Long-term care
Interdisciplinary teams • Endocrinologist
• Nurse practitioner
• Registered nurse
• Registered dietitian
• Social worker
• Chiropodist
• Pharmacist
• Registered nurse
• Registered dietitian
• Endocrinologist
• Registered nurse
• Registered dietitian
• Endocrinologist
• Pediatrician
• Registered nurse
• Registered dietitian
• Social worker
Discharge criteria • Assess readiness
• Patient has met established goals or goals are in progress
• Transition plan is reviewed with patient
• Referral is made
• Updated medication provided to patient
• Discharge date
    • Transition to adult diabetes care initiated
(17-23 yrs)
• Transition plan is reviewed with patient
• Referral is made
External referrals • OTN
• CCAC
• Cardiac Rehabilitation other diabetes centres
• Satellite program
• Retinal screening
     

Referrals

Get information on making a referral to the Diabetes Education Centre for Complex Diabetes Care
 

 

 

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