Learn About Diabetes

Diabetes Island Health

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects a growing number of North Americans. It is a health condition in which the body doesn’t make enough insulin, or cannot properly use the insulin it makes.

This results in a higher than normal blood sugar. Diabetes can be managed with healthy eating, physical activity, medication and stress management.

How can we help?

Our Diabetes Education Centres provide information and support to people living with diabetes and their families. 

Where can I get more information about diabetes?

Learn more about Diabetes from the Diabetes Canada website.

Topics include:

Locations

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Ladysmith Diabetes Education Program

1111-4th Ave
P.O. Box 10
Room 114B
Ladysmith, B.C. 
V9G 1A1

250-739-5777

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Mount Waddington Region Diabetes Education

Port McNeill Hospital
2750 Kingcome Pl
P.O. Box 548
Port McNeill, B.C.
V0N 2R0

250-956-4461 ext. 66262

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Nanaimo Adult Diabetes Education Centre

1200 Dufferin Cres
Nanaimo, B.C.
V9S 2B7

250-716-7733

Services

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Island Health Magazine Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 issue of Island Health magazine encourages readers to live their healthiest life. Read features on how to keep your resolutions; re-thinking “diets” and some delicious soup recipes. Also included in this issue are articles about the stigma of mental illness and an Island Health Research project on dementia.

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Temporary service reduction at Port Alice Health Centre

Island Health is advising that, despite significant effort to fill shifts, there is a temporary shortage of registered nurses and physicians over the holiday season resulting in a temporary service reduction at the Port Alice Health Centre.

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