Diabetes Education Program (DEP)
About This Program
The Diabetic Education Program (DEP) is part of CMH's Ambulatory Care Program (AC). This program provides focused, short term outpatient services to patients. The Ambulatory Care Program and its various clinics support the population areas of Cambridge and North Dumfries. The goal of DEP is to support individuals with diabetes to self-manage their diabetes care by providing them with the appropriate knowledge, skills and tools based on their needs.
Paediatrics: Type 1 Diabetes
This service is offered as an outpatient clinic and to inpatients at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Paediatric clinics are held monthly and supported by a paediatric team comprising a Paediatrician, Registered Nurse, Registered Dietitian, Social Worker, and a Child Life Worker.
Adults: Type 1, Type 2
This service is offered to adults who have Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and also includes people who get diabetes due to steroids. The DEP team also supports inpatients of Cambridge Memorial Hospital
Diabetes and Pregnancy Clinic
The Diabetes and Pregnancy clinic is held weekly by Dr. Liutkus and a Certified Diabetes Educator.
Clinic is open Monday to Friday – 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Call (519) 621-2333 ext. 2345 for more information.
What I Need to Know
Please bring any personal assistive devices that you require for your appointment. For example, any communication or mobility device you may need like a walker, hearing aid, etc.
Kindly note that CMH has a no scent policy. Kindly refrain from using or wearing perfumes, scented deodorants and scented products before coming to hospital.
Patients should arrive 15 min before their scheduled appointment time. Diabetes Education is located in Wing D, Level 0 in Outpatient Clinics.
Please bring the following:
- Health card
- List of all medications
- Glucose meter (if using one)
- Results from the glucose meter (if using one)
- Appointments are arranged with the Certified Diabetes Educator, and/or Registered Nurse, and/or a Registered Dietitian.
- Appointments are prioritized based on risk factors identified by your doctor on the referral form and availability of the DEP team.
Physician Referral Needed
New referrals are processed through a Central Intake service at the Waterloo Wellington Diabetes Referral Centre.
Referrals are triaged by the Central Intake service for the entire Waterloo-Wellington LHIN and appointments will be booked at the site most appropriate for the level of care required.
A referral form is on this page.