Diabetes Education Program

Diabetes Education LogoIntroduction

The goal of this program is to support people with diabetes or prediabetes in developing the knowledge and skills needed to become self-managers of their diabetes and to improve their quality of life. We offer free individual counseling and group education with translation services available as needed in most languages. We help our clients to develop personalized goals to improve their health and prevent diabetes complications. Family members and/or caregivers are encouraged to attend appointments and groups.


Diabetes Educators (Registered Nurses and Registered Dietitians) see clients on an ongoing basis to provide education and support with diabetes management, and complication prevention.

Please explore the links to the right to learn more about our program and services.

You can self-refer to our program or be referred by your doctor (click on the Downloads tab below to access our forms). You can also call us directly at (416) 204-1256.

The Diabetes Education Program does not have a catchment area so you can attend no matter where you live!




Where are you located?

We are located at 790 Bay Street in Suite 508, on the southwest corner of Bay St. & College St.

By TTC, both College and Queen’s Park stations are walking distance to our location. The College Streetcar and Bay St. Bus also pass by our building.

If you are driving, there is an underground paid parking lot in the building. Alternatively you can use paid street parking or nearby hospital parking lots. Parking spots can fill up quickly, so please allow for extra time before your appointment.

How long will I be followed by your program?

For people with prediabetes, we offer 1-2 individual appointments.

For people with diabetes, we can offer ongoing follow up (typically every 3-6 months). If you decide to leave our program, you are welcome to return at any time in the future.

What will I get out of coming to your program?

We encourage you to become a ‘self-manager’ of your diabetes. We will work with you to ensure you receive the knowledge, skills and support you need to effectively manage this disease.

What can I expect at my first visit/should I bring anything?

If you are attending an in-person group/workshop, you do not need to bring anything specific with you. We will provide you with pens, paper, and refreshments.

If you are attending an in-person individual visit, please bring (if applicable): glucose meter, a list of medications, completed intake form, a list of what you ate/drank for the last 2 days and any questions you may have.

Is there a cost to attend the program?

No. We are a government-funded program and there is no cost to you to attend our individual or group visits.

Do I need a referral to attend the program?

Yes. We accept both self-referrals and referrals from health care providers.

Does my primary care provider (family doctor, nurse practitioner, etc.) have to work at Taddle Creek Family Health Team in order for me to come to the Diabetes Education Program?

No. We welcome clients from any primary care provider!