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Diabetes Program

Focus of the Program

The Weeneebayko Diabetes Health Education Program is a community based program that assists people with diabetes, of all ages and at any stage of the disease. The program’s focus is on providing education that assists with the treatment and management of diabetes.


The program is located within Weeneebayko General Hospital (WGH), but provides service to all communities within the James and Hudson Bay Region.

Funding Source

The program is funded by the North East LHIN.

Coordinated Care

The program works in partnership with other departments and programs to provide individuals with the best diabetes care possible.

Services Provided

The Diabetes Health Education Program offers the following services:

  • Diabetes information & education
  • Diet education
  • Managing diabetes with on-going support and assistance
  • Understanding diabetes treatment options
  • Accessing specialty services such as chiropody, ophthalmology & pediatric diabetes treatment\

Services and handouts are also available in Cree.

Diabetes and Telemedicine

Telemedicine has been a wonderful tool, especially in the coastal communities, for diabetes education, as well as better access to specialists and retinal screening.

For more information or to book an appointment:

Please contact the Weeneebayko Diabetes Health Education Program at (705) 658-4544 ext. 2274 or 1-866-658-9347.

For inquiries, the general public can also send e-mails to:

For more information about diabetes, please visit the following websites:

Canadian Diabetes Association
Stand Up to Diabetes
EatRight Ontario
National Aboriginal Diabetes Association

Diabetes is a self-management disease – you can be in control of it! The first step is to reach out for assistance.