Programs & Services

Diabetes - Special Focus: Diabetes in Children

At present, there are no diabetes clinics or programs specifically designed for children with diabetes in the RQHR. The Metabolic and Diabetes Education Centre (MEDEC) provides education and support to children and youth with pre-diabetes or diabetes. Children with diabetes can be referred to a pediatric endocrinologist and Pediatric Diabetes Clinic in Saskatoon. A referral from a family physician is required.

The Saskatchewan Children's Insulin Pump Program is a provincial program that endeavours to ensure finances are not a barrier to obtaining an insulin pump for children who require it to manage their diabetes. For more information, see www.health.gov.sk.ca/childrens-insulin-pump-common-questions.

Locally, MEDEC supports the program through promotion, application assistance, and pump training. For more information, please contact MEDEC at 766-4540.

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