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Use our "Virtual Information Desk", accessible at the top of any page on our website by clicking on this Visitor Information Panel icon icon, to help answer common questions or help you find your way before and during your hospital visit.

Of course, you can visit our onsite main Information Desk located at the Melnyk Entrance (off of the Queensway) which is open from 7am to 9pm, Monday to Friday, and from 9am to 9pm Weekends and Holidays. Feel free to call us at 416-530-6000.

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St. Joseph's Health Centre Toronto

Sun Life Diabetes Management Program

Our Diabetes Education Program provides treatment, management, education, and support to individuals living with Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes. We are an accredited ADP program and provide on-going education to individuals using insulin pump and/or sensor technology. We assist women living with diabetes with pre-conception planning and work together throughout their pregnancy. Through individual counseling, inter-professional diabetes clinic and group classes, we work with people, and their supports, to help them achieve their health related goals.

Contact Us
Sun Life Diabetes Management Program
30 The Queensway, Toronto, ON, M6R1B5
For bookings: 416-530-6043

Please note – We are currently operating virtually with in-person visits according to need, capacity, and current COVID-19 restrictions.

Diabetes clinic

The team: Endocrinologist, Diabetes Nurse Educator, Registered Dietitian and  Social worker (on referral)
Offers: Medical assessment, diabetes management, education, and support
Time: Wednesday – afternoons, Thursdays – all day
Requires: Referral form completed by MD with labs

Diabetes in pregnancy

  • Diabetes in pregnancy class (currently virtual via Zoom)
    The team: Diabetes Nurse Educator and Registered Dietitian
    Offers: An introductory class with education and management focused on diabetes in pregnancy. Blood glucose meter education provided.
    Time: Tuesday afternoons between 1 pm – 3 pm
    Clients: Gestational Diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in pregnancy
    Requires: Referral form completed by MD or midwife with labs
  • Diabetes in pregnancy clinic (virtual and in person)
    The team: Endocrinologist, Diabetes Nurse Educator and Registered Dietitian
    Offers: Medical Assessment, Diabetes Management, Education and Support for pre-conception, pregnancy, and post-partum follow-up
    Time: Tuesday mornings
    Clients: Pre-existing Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes
    Requires: Referral form completed by physician or midwife with labs

Diabetes education classes

  • Diabetes education class (on hold)
    The team: Diabetes Nurse Educator, Registered Dietitian, Physiotherapist and Social Worker
    Offers: Diabetes education for people with Type 2 diabetes
    Time: Bi-monthly on Monday between 8:15 am – 3 pm
    Clients: Not appropriate for clients who are not able to participate in a group setting and/or are not able to communicate and read in English.
    Requires: Referral form completed by physician or inter-professional staff with labs
  • Carbohydrate counting  class (via zoom)
    The team: Registered Dietitian
    Offers: How to carbohydrate count for increased flexibility in food choices and improved blood glucose control
    Time: offered quarterly
    Clients: Not appropriate for clients who are not able to participate in a group setting and/or are not able to communicate and read in English.
    Requires: Referral form completed by MD or inter-professional staff, with labs

Diabetes education

The team: Diabetes Nurse Educator and Registered Dietitian
Offers: Individual education for clients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Time: Appointment times 8 am – 3 pm; Monday through Friday
Clients:  Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Requires: MD referral form completed, with labs. Interpreter services are available and are scheduled in advance.

Physician referrals are required for all new appointments. A second referral will be needed if the patient has not been seen by our program in the past year.

Using the Diabetes Education Referral Form physicians are asked to specify which health-care professional(s)/services they are requesting, one-to-one education, clinic and/or group class. This may include:

  • nurse
  • dietitian
  • endocrinologist

Completed referral forms and relevant labs are sent by fax to (416) 530-6050.

Assistance with insulin adjustments can be made by nurse/dietitian with MD authorization on referral form.

Registering for an Ambulatory Care Centre appointment

  • If lab tests have been ordered, please complete (1 week) prior to your scheduled visit.
  • Bring your health card, all medications in their original bottles or an up-to-date medication list/Blister Pack, including insulin, non-prescription drugs, and natural health products.
  • Bring your logbook, blood glucose meter and/or recent meter download. If you are using an insulin pump and/or a continuous glucose monitor/flash sensor, please upload your data at home prior to your visit.
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