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Diabetes Centre - Endocrinology & Metabolism Program

Offers diabetes education and counselling for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Centre Calgary has temporarily changed its triage guidelines due to COVID-19 criteria and will accept referrals for the patients listed in the eligibility requirements section.

 

Pregnant With Diabetes: refer to Diabetes in Pregnancy Clinic (DIP) at the hospital in which they’ll deliver. Services provided:

  • diabetes education / counselling in a classroom setting and on one-to-one appointments with nurses, dietitians, or a pharmacist (topics include an overview of the disease, complications, medications, exercise, and nutrition)
  • medication adjustment
  • insulin pump therapy
  • for information on the Alberta Insulin Pump Therapy Program (IPTP), visit the Diabetes Insulin Pump Therapy website

Contact Details

Peter Lougheed Centre

Location Info
Room 1929
Address
3500 26 Avenue NE
Calgary, Alberta
T1Y 6J4
Telephone
403-955-8146 (Main Centre Booking) , 403 943-4862 (Reception)
Fax
403-476-9626
Getting There

Parking available

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday
7:45 am - 3:45 pm

Note

Saturday classes and appointment times may be available. Call for information.

Access
Service Providers May Include
dietitians, doctors, pharmacists, psychologists, registered nurses (RNs), social workers
Eligibility

All referrals are triaged according to triage guidelines. Education and medication management is provided to adults with diabetes who meet the criteria within triage guidelines.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

All Diabetes referrals from:

  • Emergency Department
  • Inpatient Unit or DCC Inpatient Diabetes Navigator
  • FMC Transplant

-Type 1 Diabetes - All patients

-Type 2 Diabetes on insulin or on 3 diabetes agents (or 3 tried) with any of the following:

  • Glucose readings < 4 mmol/L a few times a week
  • Glucose readings frequently 12 mmol/L or higher
  • A1c 10% or higher
  • Insulin start required
  • On basal insulin, reuires bolus insulin
  • +++ Metabolically compromised type 2 diabetes requiring insulin

Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Service Locations