To learn more about diabetes, check visit our "What is Diabetes?" page or the Canadian Diabetes Association. If you think you may be at risk, ask your doctor about being tested. Early diagnosis and good blood sugar control are vital to a long healthy life with diabetes.
MEDEC (The Metabolic and Diabetes Education Centre)
MEDEC provides diabetes education, care and support to adults, youth and children with pre-diabetes, diabetes or gestational diabetes (GDM). For more information on MEDEC click below.
Endocrinologist (Diabetes Specialists) Services
Endocrinologist (Diabetes Specialists) Services provide medical assessment and specialized care for adults with all types of diabetes.
Three endocrinologists are based in Regina. They provide services through MEDEC and also provide inpatient consultations at Regina hospitals.
Presently there are no pediatric endocrinologist services in southern Saskatchewan. Children with diabetes can be referred to a pediatric endocrinologist in Saskatoon.
A referral from a family physician is required to see an Endocrinologist. Call 306-766-4540 (MEDEC) for more information.
Rural Diabetes Education Programs
RQHR rural programs offers education to adults with pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, or gestational diabetes (GDM).
Touchwood Qu'Appelle Primary Health Care Collaborative (TQPHCC) Diabetes Education Program
A diabetes nurse educator and dietitian offer education to adults with pre-diabetes (IFG/IGT) (dietitian only), type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes (GDM). Individual sessions are offered with a diabetes nurse educator and dietitian. The diabetes nurse educator also provides training and skills needed to start insulin therapy and insulin dosage adjustment.
The program operates two days a week, is based at Fort Qu’Appelle and offers monthly clinics in Lestock, Balcarres and Raymore. Self-referrals and physician referrals are accepted for these programs.
Call 306-332-3300 for more information.
For more information on the Fort Qu’Appelle Community Health Services Centre, click here.
Twin Valleys and Prairie East Primary Health Care Networks Diabetes Education Program
A diabetes nurse educator, dietitian and pharmacist offer education to people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes (IFG/IGT) or gestational diabetes (GDM). Individual and group sessions are offered. Education is also provided on training and skills needed to start insulin therapy and insulin dosage adjustment. The team also provides services to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent chronic conditions.
The nurse and dietitian are based in Grenfell and travel to Broadview, Moosomin, Whitewood, Wolseley, and Indian Head. The pharmacist is located at the Southeast Integrated Care Centre – Moosomin. Self-referrals and referrals from physicians and other health care providers are accepted.
Call 306-697-4007 or 306-435-6265 for more information.
For more information on the health/care centres, click on the following links:
721 Stella Street
Grenfell SK S0G 2B0
601 Wright Rd
Moosomin SK S0G 3N0