Nanaimo Paediatric Diabetes Education Centre

Services are available for children and adolescents with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who are under care of a Pediatrician and/or Endocrinologist.

Individual appointments

Appointments are available with the following providers:

  • Diabetes Nurse Educator
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Child Psychologist
  • Pediatrician or Pediatric Endocrinologist

Diabetes Education

Comprehensive Diabetes Management Education and Support for Children and their Families (including but not limited to):

  • initial diagnosis education and ongoing support
  • three month follow-up with diabetes multidisciplinary team (as recommended by the Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guidelines for diabetes management in children and adolescents)
  • blood sugar monitoring information/certification
  • insulin starts and adjustments for injection regimens
  • initial pump training and education for advanced pump management
  • carbohydrate counting
  • nutrition counseling for all types of diabetes
  • continuous glucose monitoring assessment for children with unpredictable blood sugars
  • review of medical and psychosocial concerns from child and family
  • individual and group psychotherapeutic interventions to children, youth and/or family members
  • support offered by child life specialist to assist with challenging events and development of coping skills, as well as therapeutic and diversional play
  • Hemoglobin A1C testing when indicated
  • information about diabetes related community events
  • referral to Transitional services as the adolescent approaches adulthood

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
Pediatric Ambulatory Health Clinic
2nd floor (beside Pediatric Unit)
1200 Dufferin Cres
Nanaimo, B.C.
V9S 2B7

Diabetic Nurse Educator


Pediatric Outpatient Dietitian


Child Life Specialist

Fax: 250-739-5855

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(closed on stat holidays)