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Pediatric Diabetes Centre

Our Pediatric Diabetes Education Centre cares for children 18 years old and under with Type 1 and Type 2 diabtes. The clinic operates 3.5 days per week within the Pediatric Outpatient Clinic located on the 6th floor at Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

Our healthcare team includes:

  • Registered Dietitian
  • Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatrician
  • Social Worker

Transition Clinic
PRHC’s Transition Clinic is a planned approach to the movement of adolescents and young adults aged 17+ with diabetes from a pediatric diabetes environment to an adult-orientated diabetes clinic.

Our Goal: Is to prepare children to leave the Pediatric Diabetes Centre by 18 years of age, with the skills and knowledge needed to advocate for themselves, maintain their health promotion/self-management of their diabetes and utilize adult diabetes health services well.

The monthly clinic takes place over a 3 year period and involves young adults seeing members of both the pediatric and adult healthcare team.

Your healthcare team includes a:

  • Pediatrician and Registered Nurse from the Pediatric Diabetes Education Centre and
  • An Endocrinologist, Registered Nurse and Dietitian from the Adult Diabetes clinic.

Together the team prepares patients and their families for the transition, while ensuring that patients understand the impact that diabetes has on their everyday life and decrease the rate of “drop outs” due to increased patient education and control.

Patient benefits include

  • Decreased Emergency Room visits and hospital admissions.
  • Decreased long-term health conditions because diabetes is being managed and
    controlled.
  • Higher utilization of adult diabetes services because patients and families have built relationships with new members of the adult diabetes healthcare team.
  • Increased confident in diabetes self-care and management.

Contact Us
You can make an appointment to PRHC's Paediatric Diabetes Education Centre by calling:
705-743-2121 ext. 2235

 

  Click on the links below for information on:

Back Events & Education Sessions Facts about Diabetes Links
Online Self Referral Form Centre for Complex Diabetes Care Pediatric Diabetes .

 

 

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