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Diabetes Program

Information for Health Professionals

Edmonton Zone

Referral Criteria

Individuals referred to the Diabetes Program, Edmonton Zone with a new diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes for less than 6 months qualify for education classes only. These individuals need to be monitored by their family physician in the community for 6 months prior to being assessed at a Diabetes Education Centre.

Clients without a family physician may be seen at a Diabetes Education Centre regardless of length of diagnosis.

  • Age >17 years
  • Current lab work (within 3 months)

IGT/IFG referrals require: Fasting/Random glucose  

Type 1 require: current A1C and fasting/random glucose. If available include: Lipid panel, albumin/creatinine ratio, creatinine, GFR  

Type 2 require: current A1C and fasting/random glucose. If available include: Lipid panel, albumin/creatinine ratio, creatinine, GFR  

Pregnancy/Gestational Diabetes referrals require: GDS/OGTT. Type 1 and Type 2 referrals require: current A1C and fasting/random glucose. If available include: Lipid panel, albumin/creatinine ratio, creatinine, GFR     

Insulin Pumps: Insulin pump education and assessment sites are limited to the University of Alberta and Grey Nuns Community Hospital. Consultation appointments for insulin pumps are provided for:

a) Individuals currently on insulin and considering insulin pumps

b) Individuals currently using insulin pumps

Please attach a completed Adult Diabetes Program Referral Form.

Identify any special requirements on the referral form: cognitive impairment, hearing / visual impairment, oxygen requirement and/or activity limitations (e.g. walker, cane)

Once a referral is received, the community team will triage the referral to the appropriate service. A Central Access Booking Clerk will contact the client to book for services.

* Individuals may be triaged for an individual assessment sooner based on acuity