Indigenous Health Diabetes Nurse Educator

Indigenous Health Diabetes Nurse Educator

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of illness among Indigenous people. The Indigenous Health Diabetes Nurse Educator helps Indigenous people living with diabetes understand their disease better. 

The Diabetes Nurse Educator can direct you to health services for diabetes treatment, or come to your home to help you learn about:

  • Healthy eating
  • Active living
  • Testing blood sugars
  • Understanding medications
  • Care of your heart, eyes, feet and kidneys

Learn more about diabetes.

General Information on Indigenous Health Diabetes Nurse Educator

Referral Required?
Not required
Contact Us

Judith Atkin, RN
judith.atkin@islandhealth.ca
250-370-8111 ext.13773
Cell:250-812-2724 
Confidential Fax: 250-519-1524

News & Events

A Family Tradition: Three Generations of Nursing Care

A Family Tradition: Three Generations of Nursing Care

Donna McLeod, Shelley McLeod-Garner and Michelle King share something beyond genes.

Read more

parking sign

Pay parking resumes March 4, 2022

Effective March 4, 2022, pay parking will resume at all Island Health sites that previously had pay parking in place. 

Read more

Caring for the Vulnerable

Caring for the Vulnerable

Healthcare professionals provide care in many settings, including hospitals, clinics, schools and people’s homes, but for those individuals who don’t have a fixed address and require care, some community health services staff go to them. 

Read more