Oak Valley Health offers adult diabetes services at two different clinic locations across York Region. Adults who are 18 years old and older who are at risk of developing diabetes, who have prediabetes, type 1 or 2 diabetes, or gestational diabetes are welcome to access our services.
Our diabetes care team includes endocrinologists, registered nurse certified diabetes educators (CDE), and registered dietitian CDEs. Our care team can help you and your family learn about how to manage and live well with diabetes.
Care We Provide for Diabetes
|Services Offered||Markham Stouffville Hospital||Aniin Community Centre|
|Nutrition and risk: assessment, education||✔️||✔️|
|Diabetes medications and blood glucose: management, monitoring, education||✔️||✔️|
|Gestational diabetes and diabetes in pregnancy: management, monitoring, education||✔️|
|Insulin pump therapy: training, education, monitoring||✔️|
|Transition-aged youth clinic||✔️|
|Endocrinologist: assessment, monitoring||✔️|
|Continuous glucose monitoring, education||✔️||✔️|
|English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tamil, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati diabetes services||✔️||✔️|
All of our program sites offer:
- Nutrition, activity, and diabetes risk management and education
- Medication education, adjustment, and treatment options
- Instruction on blood glucose monitoring
- Individual and group education
- Ongoing diabetes follow-up care
New! Weight Management Program
Oak Valley Health’s Adult Diabetes Clinic in partnership with Carefirst Family Health Team is offering a virtual weight management program every Tuesday for six weeks from 6 to 7 p.m. The Adult Diabetes Clinic (DEC) is currently accepting physician referrals until September 6, 2022. The program starts September 20, 2022.
- understand how mental health plays a role in weight management
- have exercise resources and build self-efficacy for exercise/physical activity
- build knowledge on healthy eating to promote mindful and SMART eating choices
- reduce risk of weight-related comorbidities (including chronic diseases)
- achieve 5-10% of body weight loss
- feel confident on managing overweight/obesity condition
Interested in participating? Speak to your health care provider to be referred to the program.
*Winter program also available.
Group Information Sessions About Diabetes
Group information sessions are offered on topics of interest including the following:
- Healthy eating, grocery store tours, active living and exercise, and weight loss management
- Blood sugar monitoring, risk reduction, and diabetes medication management
Please note: Patients are to attend group sessions first to receive education, such as lifestyle changes, that can be implemented right away. On a case by case basis, individual appointments may be subsequent.
Referral and Appointment Information
All services are available by appointment only. To book an appointment or speak with a member of the diabetes education team, please call:
- (905) 472-7527 for Markham Stouffville Hospital, Uxbridge Hospital, and Aaniin clinic sites
If you prefer, you can have your physician’s office fax a referral to:
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that can occur within the second or third trimester of pregnancy. Changes in diet, activity, and sometimes the addition of medication will reduce risks to mom or baby. Pregnancy is a short-term event, it is important to initiate changes early.
At Oak Valley Health’s Diabetes Clinic, when a referral is received the patient will be contacted and signed up for education sessions, held virtually every Tuesday and Thursday. Booking will be made in the next available session. A virtual appointment will be booked with a doctor, who will oversee your diabetes care for the duration of your pregnancy. Appointments are scheduled as either morning or afternoon during four-hour windows. The doctor will contact you within your scheduled four-hour window.
Best efforts will be made to book both of these virtual meetings within 7-10 days of your referral. It is important for both the patient and baby’s health to make time for both of these important appointments.
Clinic Site Locations and Hours
Markham Stouffville Hospital, 379 Church Street Markham, ON, room 308
This site offers all Adult Diabetes Program services and is open five days a week:
Mondays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesdays: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesdays: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursdays: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fridays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Aaniin Community Centre Clinics, 5664 14th Ave., first floor, Markham, ON
This clinic is run Tuesday to Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. By appointment only.