Now Located at our Health Sciences Centre Location
Adults need a variety of tools to learn, so GMDEC uses a variety of methods to teach. People who start the program will be given to tools that are right for them. It’s about babysteps and moving consistently in the right direction to help you reach your goal.Derek Risbey
Grand Medicine Diabetes Education Centre’s mission is to make high quality diabetes learning available regardless of where people live, while respecting culture and geography.
The goal is to positively impact the health needs of people living with diabetes in Manitoba.
Diabetes Education Program Elements
What You Will Learn
Learning is a lifelong process. You can always learn something new! Although diabetes can be complex, managing it doesn’t have to be. GMDEC believes in delivering a program that matches the learner, so each session is tailored to meet your needs.
Patients at any stage of diabetes can be referred by:
- Family / Caregiver
- Self Referral
- ADI worker
- Private sessions 1-on-1 or small group sessions (2-8 people)
- Live group classes: Weekly group classes (Thursdays 1:30-2:30 broadcast over Manitoba Telehealth )
- Telephone follow-up calls
- Printed support material
- Insulin starts
People who complete the course will have diabetes knowledge base for:
- Blood Sugar Testing
- Insulin and Medicine
- Healthy Living
Know what to expect:
Meetings over Telehealth at the nursing station or health centre are as close as in-person. Bring your questions and let’s talk!
Get to know your numbers…if you have a blood sugar monitor, bring it along with your logbook.
Leaning is best when it is hands on! Bring all your medicines and supplies so that you can learn the best way to use them!
– Derek Risbey has been certified as a Diabetes Educator since 2000, and has specialized in working with adults with Type 2 diabetes
– In 2010, Derek Risbey was awarded the Nycomed Magnum Opus award for his work in Diabetes Education.
– GMDEC is officially recognized as meeting the Canadian Standard for Diabetes Education by the Canadian Diabetes Association
Peer to Peer tune ups
Derek is also offers peer to peer CME consults for healthcare professionals. Contact him using the contact form below
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Grand Medicine Diabetes Education Centre
Grand Medicine Diabetes Education Centre
Located at Grand Medicine Health Sciences Pharmacy on the main floor of
the Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine inside the 700 William Ave Entrance
A 15 minute loading zone is available at this entrance
Hours: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday – Friday
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday
Phone: 204 775 1000
Fax: 204 775 4000
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