Diabetes Program of Prince Edward Island
The Provincial Diabetes Program of Prince Edward Island provides leadership and expertise in diabetes to maintain or enhance the quality of life for people affected by diabetes in PEI.
As part of our mandate, the program provides diabetes education and management advice to clients and their families who attend the program. The program also plays a leadership role in promoting an awareness of diabetes and prevention in the community by educating health professionals and the public on practices and standards for diabetes care.
To accomplish this mission the program:
Provides information on living with diabetes to people with diabetes and their families
Offers Getting Started classes for those new to diabetes
Offers “At Risk” classes for those identified as being at risk for developing type 2 diabetes
Offers classes or one on one instruction on carbohydrate counting
Provides individual assessment and counseling for persons with diabetes of all ages
Provides ongoing followup for clients
Initiation and adjustment of insulin with clients and families.
Provides continuing education for health professionals and the public through professional education days and newsletters
Provides information on-line to clients with diabetes and health professionals working in the field
In coordination with the pediatricians, provides education and quarterly followup to children and adolescents with diabetes