Diabetes Education Programs

Diabetes Education Programs are located throughout the HNHB LHIN and offer both group and one-on-one education sessions to provide you with knowledge and skills to self-manage your diabetes. A Diabetes Education Program consists of a team of specially trained healthcare professionals to help you understand and manage your diabetes. This team can also connect you with other helpful programs and resources in your community.

Some DEPs offer French language and/or culturally appropriate and inclusive services. 

You can also access diabetes-related webinar sessions through Diabetes Canada by clicking here.

Benefits of joining a Diabetes Education Program

Research shows that people who attend diabetes education programs have:

  • Reduced body weight1
  • Improved diabetes knowledge1
  • Reduced blood pressure1,2

Maintaining these lifestyle factors will support you in managing your diabetes symptoms for a long and healthy life.

How to register with a Diabetes Education Program

Your health care provider can refer you to a Diabetes Education Program (DEP), however a referral is ­not required

To find out how to register, you may contact any of the DEPs directly.

Click here for a list and contact information for all DEPs located throughout the HNHB LHIN or refer to our interactive map here.


1. Deakin, T., McShane, C.E., Cade, J.E., Williams, R.D.R.R. (2005). Group based training for self-management strategies in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2, CD003417. 

2. Warsi, A., Wang, P.S., LaValley, M.P., Avorn, J., Solomon, D.H. (2004). Self-management education programs in chronic disease: A systematic review and methodological critique of the literature. Archives of Internal Medicine, 164(15), 1641-1649.