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The Diabetes Education Centre at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance provides care to patients with scheduled appointments out of several outreach sites throughout Chatham-Kent. Our Diabetes Educators provide support to adults and children who have been diagnosed with Diabetes, and to individuals and populations who are at higher risk of developing diabetes.


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Our Team

The interdisciplinary team consists of Certified Diabetes Educators (Registered Nurse Educators, and Registered Dietitians specifically trained to manage all diabetes types), Primary Care Practitioners and Administrative Personnel. 


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Core Programs

The Diabetes Education Centre is accessed by a referral from physicians, nurse practitioners, midwives or through self-referral. The initial and on-going follow-up appointments are arranged directly through our administrative personnel at CKHA’s Chatham Site, Emma Street location. The program also offers; individual and group education sessions, insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring education, diabetes and mental health programs, and paediatric services. 

Clinics are offered at the following locations and appointments can be arranged based on patient preference. Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with evening and weekend appointments available (site and day specific).

1. Chatham (Three available locations in Chatham)
2. Wallaceburg
3. Walpole
4. Tilbury
5. Wheatley
6. Blenheim
7. Dresden
8. Ridgetown

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Contact/Location

Main Chatham Site
Diabetes Education Centre
47 Emma Street
Chatham, Ontario
519-352-6400 x 6086
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FAQ’s

How do I get an appointment for Diabetes Education?
A referral will be made to our central office by your physician or nurse practitioner. You may also feel free to call the office if you would like to make an appointment to see a Nurse or Dietitian about lifestyle modification for better control of your diabetes, or to prevent diabetes if you have been identified as high risk. 
 
How do I register for my Diabetes Education appointment?
1. You will be contacted by our administrative personnel, or you will be asked to contact the main site to make an appointment. 
2. You will need a valid Health Card to arrange your appointment and register over the phone.
3. Arrive directly to the clinic where you made your appointment.
4. You will need your Health Card upon arrival. 
 
How early should I arrive and what should I bring?
1. It is advised that you arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. Any delays in registration may cause you to be late for your appointment. 
2. Please bring an up to date list of your current medications; blood glucose readings and meter.
 
Where can I find accurate diabetes information online?
We recommend that you use information from the Diabetes Canada website and/or the Canadian Diabetes Association Care Community website for their up to date information and tools. Please see links below. 
 


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