Halton Diabetes Program

Supporting those living with diabetes with the tools, skills and information needed.

 If you have a question about our program or services

Our Team & Services

Our team consists of specialized Nurses, Dietitians, Kinesiologists and Social Workers. We also work with community family physicians and Internists, Endocrinologists and Pediatric Endocrinologists who provide program consultation and management.  

Our services include:

  • The Diabetes Care Service (for adults over the age of 18)
  • Diabetes and Pregnancy Service
  • Adult Inpatient Consultation Service 
  • Mississauga Halton Diabetes Foot Care Program

If you are living with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, please read our information booklet: My Diabetes Journey - A Guide to Living Well.

Mississauga Halton Diabetes Foot Care Program

This program provides foot care education and management for individuals with diabetes at moderate to high risk for a diabetic ulcer or amputation. All patients must have significant loss of protective sensation measured by a monofilament test and is for those who have barriers to accessing fee-for-service foot care resources.

Care is provided by a Chiropodist or Advanced Nail Care Registered Practical Nurse and offers a number of evidence-based interventions including diabetic foot care, offloading devices, footwear and gait assessments. To find out how to get a referral click here

Diabetes & Pregnancy Service

The Diabetes and Pregnancy Service is a partnership with our Maternal/Child Programs. To access you must be planning to deliver your baby at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Milton District Hospital or Georgetown Hospital and meet the requirements of having pre-existing type 1 or 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes. The diabetes and pregnancy team of endocrinologists, nurses, dietitians and social work will work closely in supporting you and your baby to be healthy. 

To learn more about diabetes and pregnancy please click here.

To download your Diabetes & Pregnancy Daily Record sheet, please click here.

Video: Portion Control

 

Make an Appointment

We offer the following types of appointments to suit your needs:

  • Face-to-face appointments
  • Group appointments (in-person or video)
  • Virtual Care appointments (telephone or video)

To make an appointment, you can self-refer or have an appointment made through your physician:

Assisted Device Program (ADP)

This program offers insulin pumps and diabetes supplies for both type 1 diabetes in adults and children. If you meet the eligibility criteria, including being part of the Halton Diabetes Program for one year, the ADP will cover the full cost of an insulin pump, an upgrade every 5 years and a portion of the insulin supplies.
 

Adult Inpatient Consultation Service (Milton District Hospital & Georgetown Hospital)

An inpatient diabetes nurse educator consultation service is available at the Milton District Hospital and Georgetown Hospital. Your inpatient team will order the service and the diabetes nurse educator will provide:
 
  1. An assessment of your diabetes needs
  2. Develop recommendations for the inpatient team regarding your current diabetes control
  3. Provide some short term teaching or resources to support your transition home
  4. Arrange for follow up care at the Halton Diabetes Program or other diabetes program of your choice
     

Diabetes Care Service (for adults over the age of 18) 

We offer a team approach to support individuals living with new and existing type 1 or 2 diabetes with the skills, knowledge and confidence to help self-manage diabetes. The service also encourages women with diabetes that are planning on having a baby to receive preconception counselling. 

Going Home: Transportation

Patients are responsible for arranging and paying for their own transportation when they are discharged from the hospital which can be at anytime. Learn more

Patient Transportation

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