Diabetes Grey Bruce, our Regional Diabetes Education Program, has once again received certification with the Standards Recognition Program, sponsored by the Diabetes Educator Section of the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA). Our program was one of only seven programs in Canada to receive this certification in 2018.
Much like an accreditation process, our team completed an evaluation tool providing evidence of how we meet each of the Canadian Standards for Diabetes Education. Our team performed chart audits, surveyed our client groups, and mined our electronic scheduling and documentation systems for the statistics and evidence that this evaluation tool demanded.
The results – we attained 100% of the Standards! The evaluators noted our policy “Blood Testing of Adults at Public Venues” as being best practice that should be spread across Canada.
In their summary they stated: The Diabetes Education Centre, part of Grey Bruce Health Services has shown a strong commitment to patient centered care and community engagement. Their programs have been designed to reflect the characteristics of their community providing exemplary education for their patients throughout their lifespan.
RDs help you understand how food affects your diabetes. RDs can also help you learn about how foods can lower your cholesterol, blood pressure and weight. They work closely with the other members of the health care team.
RNs help you live well with diabetes by assessing your diabetes plan. This can include teaching you about medications, blood sugar monitoring and checking your feet. They also work closely with other members of the health care team.
Our NP can see you if you do not have a family doctor or primary care provider. She can assess your overall health, write prescriptions and send you for blood work. She also works closely with other members of the health care team.
The RSW works with children with diabetes, and their families. She can help you deal with feelings and with access funding for diabetes supplies and insulin. She also works closely with other members of the health care team.
Our Endocrinologist is a doctor who specializes in adults with diabetes. He works closely with the diabetes team to help you live well with diabetes. The Endocrinologist can only be accessed by a referral from a Physician or Nurse Practitioner.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in children’s health. He/she works closely with other members of the diabetes team to help you live well with diabetes. Paediatricians provide medical support to children living with diabetes until the child reaches 18 years of age. Paediatricians can only be accessed by a Physician or Nurse Pracitioner’s referral.