Who We Are
The Barrie & Community Family Health Team’s Diabetes Program is a multidisciplinary team approach to helping patients with diabetes better manage their disease. Our goal is to improve health outcomes for adults living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes by providing education that supports individual learning and patient self-management.
Our team consists of Certified Diabetes Educators (RNs, RDs and a Pharmacist-with advanced knowledge and training in diabetes management), who work closely with Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Specialists. This comprehensive program is available to all patients with a Family Health Team Physician. Family Health Team patients are referred to the Diabetes Program by their Family Physician or Nurse Practitioner.
Our program also belongs to the Barrie and Area Diabetes Collaborative, a community collaborative which strives to coordinate care with other local diabetes programs to ensure patients receive the right care, at the right time, and the right place.
All patient visits are covered by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. After a visit with our health care providers, your health information is shared with your Family Physician and becomes part of your medical record.
What you can expect at your appointment with your Diabetes Educator:
Your health and diet history will be collected and reviewed
Your weight and blood pressure will be taken
We will review your medications and discuss your blood glucose monitor
We will review and explain your recent diabetes blood work results
You will receive information about your diabetes, appropriate use of your medications, learn more about healthy nutrition, and gain confidence in your ability to manage your diabetes.
Canadian Diabetes Association
Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation
Nutrient Value of Some Common Foods
The Kidney Foundation
Government of Ontario – Stand up to Diabetes: Prevention
Canadian Hypertension Society