Victoria Diabetes Education Centre

Services are available for adults, children and pregnant women. We offer three types of appointments:

  • individual or follow-up
  • classes and group sessions
  • drop-in

A family member or friend is welcome to attend with you.

Individual Appointments

Individual appointments are available with a diabetes nurse educator, registered dietitian, or both a nurse and dietitian. Contact the centre for more information.

Classes/Group Sessions

Please see our list of classes and group sessions for more information.

Language services:

  • services offered in Punjabi at the Royal Jubilee Hospital most days
  • services offered in Mandarin and Cantonese at the Victoria General Hospital most Mondays

Please request these services when booking the appointment. It is still recommended that you bring an interpreter with you to the appointment.

Classes are only offered in English. Individuals how do not speak or understand English will be invited for an individual appointment instead of a class.

Pediatric Clinic

Victoria General Hospital Pediatric Ambulatory Services

Diabetes education for children (up to their 18th birthday) and their families

Gestational Diabetes Education Centre

Victoria General Hospital
Child and Family Health Unit (CFAU)

Referral by Doctor or Midwife

The program provides education and nutrition counseling to women with gestational diabetes (GDM) or pregnant women with Type 1 or 2 diabetes.  Services offered include pre-conception counseling for women with Type 1 or 2 diabetes as well as counseling for women at risk for GDM, example previous GDM, high prenatal weight gain, twins, ↑BMI, PCOS, etc.

Services include nutritional counseling, a free blood glucose meter, consultation with an endocrinologist (when needed), and prompt initiation of insulin on an outpatient basis (if required).

Royal Jubilee Hospital
D&T Building, Clinic 7
1952 Bay St
Victoria, B.C.
V8R 1J8

250-370-8322
Pediatric Clinic

250-727-4385
Fax:  250-727-4211
PaedsBookings@viha.ca    

Gestational Diabetes Education Centre

250-727-4266
Fax: 250-727-4168

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Weekends and statutory holidays: Closed

Drop-in

Wednesday: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Gestational Diabetes Education Centre

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, every alternate Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Weekends and statutory holidays: Closed

Community

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Sooke Region, West Shore & Urban Greater Victoria