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Diabetes Education

Groves Memorial Community Hospital offers a wide range of services for adult patients that have Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational diabetes.

Through this education program, patients learn about diabetes and what steps they can take to stay healthy (diet, exercise/activity and medication options).

The Diabetes Education Centre supports inpatients as well as outpatients. If you have been recently diagnosed or have had diabetes for a long time and you would like to receive further education, please ask your family physician to send a referral to us with recent lab work and any medications that you are currently taking. 

You can also fill out a self-referral form

Please check the event calendar for upcoming Diabetes Education Classes that will be offered.  Please contact the Diabetes Education Centre if you are interested in group education at your facility/organization.



The Diabetes Education Centre offers the following services:

  • Individual appointments with our Registered Nurses and/or our Registered Dietitians who are certified diabetes educators
  • Variety of classes (including introduction to diabetes, management of diabetes, carbohydrate counting, foot care and an insulin pump program)
  • Chiropodist (Foot care specialist) assessment for people at high risk of foot complications
  • Visits with an Endocrinologist (Diabetes specialist) with a referral from your physician

What to Bring

Please remember to bring your Health Card, medication list and blood sugar record with you on the day of your appointment. Please register at the Physiotherapy/Chiropody Department prior to your appointment.

Hours of Operation

Inpatient hours are Monday thru Friday 8am-4pm

Outpatient hours are Monday thru Friday 8am-4pm with some evening appointments available upon request.


For further information or to book an appointment or join in on a class please call (519) 843-2010 ext 3265

Please check the event calendar for upcoming Diabetic Classes that will be offered.


Groves Memorial Community Hospital

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  • 235 Union Street East, Fergus, ON N1M 1W3
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