Diabetes Program

Clinic Programs:

-Registered Nurse: Our Nurses at the Q’wemtsín Health Society are available to assist with diabetic education and referrals to other available resources. Clients must meet eligibility criteria.

-Nurse Practitioner: Our Nurse Practitioner monitors blood work and results, provides an initial assessment, Blood Glucose Monitoring (BGM), education on the different types of diabetes, diabetes awareness, and referrals to other available resources. Clients must meet eligibility criteria to see the Nurse Practitioner.

-Naturopath: Our Naturopathic Doctor provides nutritional and dietary support; nutritional supplement support, acupuncture for pain, and diabetic education. Clients must meet eligibility criteria to enter the Naturopath program.

-Foot care program: Basic foot care is provided for Home Care clients with diabetes. It includes a full assessment to determine a treatment and plan with referrals to appropriate health specialists. Clients must meet eligibility criteria to enter the foot care program.

-Dietician: With our dietician learn how to incorporate foods that maximize your protection against the progression of diabetes, develop a personalized meal plan, get hands-on experience in the kitchen, and discover a love for good food..

 

Workshops:

-BC Aboriginal Diabetes Conference: It is held in Penticton once, every year. It is a conference offering an increase of awareness and knowledge for health promotion, prevention and complications associated with diabetes. Clients must meet eligibility criteria.

-Seabird Diabetes Clinic: This clinic is an annual event. It is held over the course of four days. It is provided by two nurses and a vision technician. This clinic provides various tests to produce results for the awareness and knowledge of your diabetes.

-Health Fairs: The health fairs that QHS host offer foot exams and foot education, Blood Glucose Monitoring (BGM), cholesterol level readings, blood pressure and bone density tests to provide awareness and education about diabetes.