GHC’s interdisciplinary team of Certified Diabetes Educators works with your primary care provider to support both adults and children with; Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, and prediabetes.
The team includes registered dietitians, registered nurses, a social worker, and a foot care nurse.
ADEC promotes patient self-management and provides ongoing support to individuals, their families, community agencies, and healthcare providers in preventing and managing their diabetes and those who are pre-diabetic.
ADEC offers the following services for adults and children across the Algoma District:
- Insulin/oral medication adjustment (with a signed medical directive)
- Insulin starts; basal/bolus insulin therapy
- Insulin pump program
- Foot care and foot screening
- Assistance with continuous Glucose monitoring
- Classes on a variety of topics, including stress/relaxation, cholesterol, and label reading
- Community health promotion activities and diabetes awareness to service groups, schools and other healthcare agencies
- Individual or group appointments for clients who are newly diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes
Frequently Asked Questions
- ADEC is open to any member of the Algoma District diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes.
- While a referral from a Primary Care Provider/Health Care Provider is preferred, self-referrals are also accepted.
Note: Clients without a Primary Care Provider may be required to visit a walk-in clinic if follow-up medication or further blood work is required.
- Once a referral is received, a member of the ADEC team will contact you to book a one-hour appointment.
- On their initial appointment, clients are required to bring a three-day food log.
- On any follow-up appointment, clients are only required to bring their logbook and meter.
83 Willow Avenue,
Sault Ste. Marie, ON. P6B 5B1
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: Closed