Adult Diabetes Education Centre

Adult Diabetes Education Centre

Adult Diabetes Education Centre

Oak Valley Health offers adult diabetes services at three different clinic locations across the 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 Aaniin Community Centre Parkview Clinic
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 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Cantonese, Mandarin diabetes services ✔️ ✔️  
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 

A physician referral is necessary to be seen by an endocrinologist. All other appointment types can be accessed by self-referral.

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, Aaniin, and Parkview clinic sites

If you prefer, you can have your physician’s office fax a referral to:

  • 905-472-7533 (Markham Stouffville Hospital, Aaniin, and Parkview sites)

Gestational Diabetes

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.

Parkview Clinic – 12184 Ninth Line, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

A diabetes education team (registered nurse CDE/registered dietitian CDE) runs a mobile clinic every two months for residents with diabetes who reside at the Parkview Village Seniors’ Apartment Building

Aaniin Community Centre Clinics, 5664 14th Ave., first floor, Markham, ON

Tamil, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and Gujarati Diabetes Clinic:  

This clinic is run Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Publicly-accessible group education classes are also offered at this site. 

Cantonese and Mandarin Diabetes Clinic:

This clinic is run Tuesdays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Thursdays 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Publicly-accessible group education classes are also offered at this site

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