The Diabetes Program offers community-based programs and services that aim to improve health outcomes associated with diabetes among individuals, families and the community of Nipissing First Nation. A Registered Dietitian and Registered Nurse are available to provide individual or group education sessions.
Activities are organized to increase awareness of diabetes, risk factors, complications and ways to prevent diabetes and complications. Some of the events hosted throughout the year include: World Diabetes Day Breakfast, Love Your Selfie (Youth Retreat), A Love for Yourself, and Blood Glucose Screenings.
The Diabetes Program works with Registered Practical Nurses trained in advanced foot care to and coordinate services for clients residing in NFN when there is a medical referral indicating one of more of the following:
- Diagnosed with diabetes and over the age of 55 years;
- Diagnosed with neuropathy associated with diabetes and age 54 and under;
- Diagnosed with a chronic/disabling disease or condition that impairs the individual’s ability to do their own foot care (i.e arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, visual impairments); or
- Special requests will be reviewed by the Diabetes Nurse or designated
Registered Nurse employed by Nipissing First Nation on a case by case basis.
Administrative Assistant – Diabetes Program
705-753-3312 ext. 2260