Metabolic and Diabetes Education Centre (MEDEC)

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MEDEC provides diabetes education, care and support to adults, youth and children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes (IFG/IGT), gestational diabetes (GDM), hypoglycemia, or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

MEDEC is located in the Medical Office Wing at the Regina General Hospital. Group classes and individual sessions are offered by the Diabetes Nurse Educators and Diabetes Nutrition Educators at the Centre.

Self-management skills taught include healthy eating, active living, glucose monitoring, medications and other lifestyle issues such as travel, restaurant eating and shift work.

In-patient diabetes nurse education services are available at the Pasqua and Regina General hospitals and Wascana Rehabilitation Centre. MEDEC educators provide the training and skills you will need to start insulin therapy, to adjust your dosage and to use an insulin pump.

The 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. To attend this clinic you will need a referral from your family doctor.

Self-referrals and referrals from physicians and other health professionals are accepted at MEDEC. Call 306-66-4540 for more information.

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