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

News & Events

​​​​​​​Port Alice Health Centre service model announced

​​​​​​​Port Alice Health Centre service model announced

Island Health is pleased to announce a new service delivery model for Port Alice, based on recent conversations with the Village Council, Port Alice Health Forum and community members.

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