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Living Well with Diabetes

The Diabetes Education Centre has a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Registered Nurse (RN) who see outpatients and inpatients. The program assists clients and their families in learning to live well with Diabetes. The RD and RN work with you to increase Diabetes knowledge, skills and self-management techniques. The service targets patients with Type 2 Diabetes, Adult Type 1, and Gestational Diabetes.

The Diabetes Program Includes:

  • Nutrition counselling and menu planning
  • Education in the use of glucometers
  • Knowledge of healthy targets and strategies that can be implemented to achieve these targets
  • Goal setting, problem solving and self-management skills
  • Screening of blood glucose, blood pressure and assessment of the health of your feet
  • Information on dining out, label reading and increasing activity
  • Loaner library of books and health related DVD’s
  • Education in the use of glucometers, hypoglycemia treatment and prevention
  • Insulin initiation and adjustment working towards self-management
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Temporary Emergency Department Closure

Wingham and District Hospital

As a result of a staffing shortage, the Wingham and District Hospital Emergency Department will be temporarily closed this weekend as follows:

  • Friday June 9th from 5 pm until 7 am the following morning
  • Saturday June 10th from 5 pm until 7 am the following morning
  • Sunday June 11th from 5 pm until 7am on Monday June 12th.

Patients are asked to call 911 if they have a medical emergency. Emergency Medical Services (EMS – Ambulances) will remain available to the community and will be re-routed to surrounding hospitals to ensure local residents continue to have access to the emergency services they need.

For non-urgent health care call Health Connect Ontario at 811, which is available 24/7 for non-emergency health-related questions.

The following is a list of closest hospitals (they may also be experiencing temporary closures due to staffing shortages so it is advised that you confirm that they are open before heading there):

  • Listowel
  • Clinton
  • Goderich
  • Palmerston
  • Seaforth
  • Kincardine
  • Walkerton

This is a temporary measure and our staff, board, physicians and leadership regret that we have to take this step.

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