Diabetes Health Thunder Bay is the Pediatric Diabetes program for most of Northwestern Ontario. We provide Diabetes education services for over 150 children and their families. Diabetes Health has a thriving insulin infusion pump program for children and teens with diabetes.
Appointments are structured based on the child or youths needs:
- individual clinic appointments at our main clinic
- telephone follow up to decrease children's time away from school
- pediatricians' diabetes clinics at our office or combined appointments at pediatricians offices
- Ontario Telemedicine Network resources for families traveling from afar
We also host an annual clinic with a pediatric specialist from a larger center.
In addition to the above, we provide regular educational and social events for the children including support groups (ex. craft night twice a month).
We network with other agencies such as CCAC (Community Care Access Centre), home care and schools. We provide education to staff of schools where our children attend.