Referring adult patients to community diabetes education programs is quick and simple

Diabetes Central Ottawa – Intake & Referral (DCO) is your access point to six Community Diabetes Education Programs offering type 2 and prediabetes adult education in Ottawa and Kemptville. Education teams consist of Registered Dietitians (RDs) and Registered Nurses (RNs); many are also Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs).

Refer by Fax or Ocean eReferral:

No Ocean account? Visit Ocean’s website for more information. For assistance with Ocean account setup consider completing this Ocean support form for healthcare providers in the Ontario Health East Region.

Free Diabetes Education Services Include:

  • Group and individual diabetes management sessions
  • Insulin and GLP-1 Analog initiation/management (working with Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Specialists)
  • Virtual, telephone and individual appointment options with RN and RD
  • Follow-up care, to help adults manage their diabetes
  • Services available in most languages
  • Several service locations, click here to see program locations

DCO’s Six Partner Diabetes Education Programs:

Facts About The Diabetes Education Programs:

  • Referred patients are offered individualized and/or group diabetes education sessions.
  • Schooled in principles of adult education educators assess needs then use a combination of health coaching, motivation techniques, and conversation to facilitate learning and enhance self-management skills.
  • There are additional services and supports your patients can access through the diabetes educators such as foot care assessment, a label-reading course, and grocery store tours.
  • Programs work with referring physicians, nurse practitioners, and specialists when adjusting diabetes medications.
  • Programs are available to adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes whether they need an endocrinologist or not.
  • Education programs provide referrer status updates.
  • Supported by Ontario Health East; education services are free.