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What is Chronic Disease?

A chronic disease is a condition that stays with you for a long time. Usually it becomes more aggressive slowly over a period of time. Some of the conditions can include heart disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression and arthritis.

We believe that with the right management, care and support that will be provided on an ongoing basis to support those individuals living with the disease that it will become manageable. This would include our medical care, knowledge, skills and resources that would help individuals better manage their day to day activities, lead a better quality of life and more. This might include a regular visit and support from the family physician or other primary care providers, community-based programs or referrals to specialists.

The centre offers:

Diabetes Education Program: is staffed by Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses and Chiropodist (Foot care specialist). The nurses and dietitians are also Certified Diabetes Educators. Services include:

  • Individual counseling sessions
  • Group programs on basic/intermediate diabetes education, weight management, cholesterol, insulin, nutrition labelling and so on

COPD Program:  is staffed by a Registered Respiratory Therapist who is also a Certified Respiratory Educator. Services include:

  • Individual counseling sessions
  • Spirometry tests
  • Smoking cessation
  • Support for nutrition, Stress management, medications, breathing techniques

Physical Activity Programs: are provided by a Registered Kinesiologist and Exercise instructors. Services include:

    • Several group exercise sessions
    • One-on-one exercise assessments, prescriptions and customized exercise plans