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Programs & Services


Pediatric Diabetes Education Centre

Provides assessment, treatment, education, and on-going follow-up for children with diabetes, including type 1, and type 2, who are from Edmonton and area, northern Alberta, northern British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories.

At diagnosis, we provide 3 half-days of intensive outpatient diabetes education to the child and family. Education covers all aspects of diabetes management. Families outside of Edmonton may need to arrange accomodations in Edmonton for these 3 days If you require assistance with securing accommodation, contact us by phone. Our program also offers:

  • continuing diabetes follow up, education and assessment, patients are seen at least twice per year for follow up
  • telephone support for children and their families, help with insulin adjustments and changes to therapy
  • education for schools via the teacher's workshop
  • education for alternate caregivers via the caregiver's workshop
  • 24-7 emergency support via telephone, for diabetes related emergencies
  • drop-in clinic Thursday's from 1pm-4pm for existing patients. No appointment necessary (please contact the unit directly for daily operations during COVID)
  • social work support as needed
  • nutrition education
  • referrals to other healthcare providers as needed
  • insulin pump therapy in cooperation with the Alberta Provincial Insulin Pump Program

Contact Details

Stollery Children's Hospital

Location Info
Unit 1C4
Address
8440 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2B7
Telephone
780-407-6888
Fax
780-407-1509
Email
pdec.uah@ahs.ca
Getting There

Parking and Public transportation available.

  • Parking rates apply 24 hours per day, and are in effect for all public parkers, including those with provincially issued placards for persons with disabilities.
  • Public parking is GST exempt.
  • Pay by Plate machines accept Canadian coins or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express).
  • Maximum 28 Canadian coins per transaction, no pennies. Machines provide no change.
  • Pay on Foot machines accept Canadian coins and bills, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). These machines will provide change.
  • Parking Office accepts payment by cash, credit card, debit or cheque
  • Bus stops at 112 and 114 St.
  • LRT Health Sciences station is located west across 114 St.
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

Access
Service Providers May Include
pediatric endocrinologists, registered dietitians (RDs), registered nurses (RNs), social workers (SWs)
Eligibility

Up to 18 years. Any patient already 18 should be referred to the adult Endocrinology service.

Children/youth with impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) WITHOUT diabetes are not eligible.

Service Access

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


Wait Times

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

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Partners

Partners/affiliations

Stollery Children's Hospital

Also Known As
Acronym
PDEC
Other
Diabetes Education Centre, Pediatric