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Primary Health Care: Metabolic and Diabetes Education Centre

Provided by: Saskatchewan Health Authority: Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region

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Service Description

Provides diabetes education, care and support to persons with pre-diabetes (IFG/IGT), diabetes (Type 1 & Type 2),  gestational diabetes (GDM), hypoglycemia, or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

  • Self-management skills taught include: healthy eating, active living, glucose monitoring, medications, and other lifestyle issues such as travel, restaurant eating and shift work.
  • MEDEC educators provide the training and skills needed to start insulin therapy, adjust dosage, and to use an insulin pump.

Endocrinologist (Diabetes Specialists) Services

  • Provides medical assessment and specialized care for adults with all types of diabetes.

Pregnancy and Diabetes Clinic

  • Provides specialized, comprehensive diabetes management and prenatal care for women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes during pregnancy, and for women with gestational diabetes, who require insulin therapy.

Rural Diabetes Education Programs

  • Offers education to adults with pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, or gestational diabetes (GDM), in rural areas within the health region.

Eligibility

Adults, youth and children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes (IFG/IGT), gestational diabetes (GDM), hypoglycemia, or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

Application Process

Self-referrals and referrals from physicians and other health professionals are accepted. A health card is required.

Fees

No cost.

Business Line: 306-766-4540

Service Website

www.rqhealth.ca/department/medec/diabetes-services

Facebook

www.facebook.com/SaskHealthAuthority/

Twitter

twitter.com/SaskHealth

Email

medec@rqhealth.ca

Coverage Area

Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region

Languages Offered

English

Fort Qu’Appelle Primary Health Care Centre

Address

178 Boundary Avenue North
Fort Qu'Appelle SK  S0G 1S0

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Location Info

Accessibility

Wheelchair access - lowered elevator buttons; Wheelchair access - front or side or back doors; Wheelchair access - ramps; Wheelchair access - washrooms (at least one)

Child and Youth Services: 1-866-367-8743

Home Care / Diabetes Foot Care: 306-332-3306

Immunizations: 306-332-3300

Hotline: 8-1-1

HealthLine: 24/7Professional health advice or mental health support.

Business Line: 306-332-3345

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Website

www.rqhealth.ca/facilities/fort-quappelle-primary-health-care-centre

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