Renfrew County Diabetes Education Program

Education is essential in the management of diabetes. People living with diabetes are encouraged to take an active role in the day-to-day management of their own health care, however self-management requires certain knowledge and skills.

ARH is one of several sites for the Renfrew County Diabetes Education Program. The program provides services to help you prevent diabetes or help you improve your diabetes control. Group or one-on-one sessions are offered and can be accessed via self-referralSupport is provided for pre-diabetes, Type 2 and Type 1 (adult) diabetes and insulin starts.

Certified diabetes educators, including registered dieticians and nurses, work in cooperation with the patient, physicians, pharmacists and family members. Diabetes Education Programs and Diabetes Educators provide much of the information, knowledge and skills needed to manage well living with diabetes. People living with diabetes are encouraged to attend group or one-on-one sessions at the onset of their illness, during transitions or changes (i.e. going on new medications) or anytime to refresh their knowledge about how best to self-manage and get additional support.

The program also offers referrals and telehealth sessions with specialists for advanced care.

Topics include:

  • diabetes control
  • healthy living and eating
  • hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
  • hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • common emotions
  • physical activity
  • medications

Monthly Diabetes Education and Support Group

When: Monthly on the 3rd Thursday

Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Where: Boardroom, 2nd Floor of the Arnprior Hospital

Cost: Free

  • No pre-registration required
  • On the day of the meeting, register by 3:00pm at Entrance B at the front of the hospital

Parking: On site, $4.00

  • Machines only accept loonies and twoonies

Physician referral is not required for this service. Call Central Booking at 1-855-293-7838 for more information.