Free, accessible help with diabetes prevention and management
Diabetes Education Program
This program is for
We are a team of certified diabetes educators, registered nurses and dietitians, who provide diabetes education to help prevent or manage type 2 diabetes, to adults living with Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes or at high risk of developing diabetes in the Regent Park area and surrounding neighbourhoods.
Our goal is to establish meaningful and sustainable ways to work with our diverse community members and local agencies.
Should I attend DEP?
You should attend DEP if you:
- Have pre-diabetes or at high risk for diabetes
- Are newly diagnosed or living with type 2 diabetes and need some help managing it
Caregivers such as family members and friends of someone living with diabetes can also attend our program.
You do NOT need a referral!
How to get connected
Call us today to book your appointment
409 Parliament Street, 1st floor
(at the intersection of Gerrard Street East and Parliament)
Monday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
What do we do?
- One-on-one and group education on diabetes prevention and management
- Weekly exercise groups. Check our flyers or call for an update
- We partner with local agencies to run workshops or see clients at various sites such as
Our services are
- FREE! There is no charge for using ANY of our services.
- Very accessible. We have walk-in appointments every Tuesday from 2 pm to 4 pm. No pre-booking or referral required. This time is designated for people who want a short visit with a nurse or dietitian or just want to have their blood pressure and random blood sugar checked.
- We offer language translation to various groups, for example, Tamil, Somali, Vietnamese, and Bengali, on a rotating basis.
Our one-on-one and group sessions cover different topics including
- Healthy eating and grocery shopping skills for people with diabetes
- Food label reading
- How to take care of your feet daily
- How to use a blood sugar meter and understand your blood sugar patterns
- Low blood sugar (Hypoglycemia) treatment & prevention
- Information on financial assistance programs to do with medications and strips
- Lifestyle changes to improve blood pressure & cholesterol levels
- We see clients who require insulin initiation and titration and work together with their health care providers to help achieve target blood glucose levels (prescription and medical directive from referring physician required).
- Physical activity/exercise
When calling and booking an appointment, we ask that you bring a list of your health conditions, medications, and the results of your most recent diabetes-related lab results so we can provide you the best care possible. We encourage you to share your health care provider’s name and contact information also we can work together as a team.
2 pm to 4 pm
Drop by any Tuesday from 2 pm to 4 pm. You will be able to see a nurse or dietitian. These services are provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. We ask that you bring a list of your health conditions, medications, and the results of your most recent diabetes-related lab results so we can provide you the best care possible. We encourage you to share your health care provider’s name and contact information also we can work together as a team.
Areas we serve
South of Bloor, north of Lake Ontario, west of the Don River,
east of Yonge Street