Healthy Lifestyles Program
Diabetes education and prevention and chronic disease self-management education is available to individual community members, families or groups. The Healthy Lifestyles Team can meet community members in the office, at home, in the hospital or at school/community venues. They also act as a liaison between the community member and other members of the healthy care team, for example the physician, pharmacist or Island Health Diabetes Education Centre. Diabetes education can include: Self-monitoring of blood glucose, healthy eating for diabetes, physical activity, blood pressure monitoring, medication education, etc.
Through the Healthy Lifestyles Program we provide :
- Diabetes Education
- Nutrition Counseling
- Chronic Disease Self Management
- Good Food Box (Uy' Tsulhtun Le'tsus) once a month
- Foot Care Nurse
- Exercise classes
- Cowichan Sweaters team for the Times Colonist 10K annually
Our team consists of a Registered Dietitian and Registered Nurse.