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Rideau Valley Diabetes Services (RVDS) has offices in Smiths Falls and Brockville.

We are funded by the South East Local Health Integration Network (SE LHINS) so there is no cost for our services (unless indicated ‘$’).

There is no doctor referral required for our programs unless you are starting insulin.

All sessions are guided by Registered Nurses and/or Registered Dietitians.

Education Programs

RVDS offers interactive education programs throughout the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville area. All programs are offered by Diabetes Educators (Registered Nurses or Registered Dietitians).

Individual Counseling

Meet with our Diabetes Educators (nurse and/or dietitian) for one-on-one counseling tailored to your needs.

They will help you to understand how your diabetes can best be managed. This is the time to get your questions answered.

Multidisciplinary Clinics

RVDS/Physician partnership provides for individual coaching with a nurse and dietitian to support the client to make healthy lifestyle changes and reach blood sugar and cholesterol goals.

Diabetes Check-in/Information

Support/Information meetings are held regularly in various locations throughout Lanark, Leeds and Grenville.

Brockville Staywell Program; Gananoque; Portland

The participants choose topics and events for each meeting.

Special Events

RVDS holds seminars, in-service training, etc. for health care professionals and people living with Diabetes.

Diabetes Starter Program

Designed to help people with Type 2 diabetes. This program will help you gain a better understanding about diabetes and maintaining good health.

Topics Covered:
•    Eating well with diabetes
•    Blood sugar monitoring
•    Preventing complications
•    Medication for diabetes
•    Label reading
•    Foot-care information
•    Goal setting
•    Benefits of exercise and opportunity to try resistance training

Prediabetes

Designed for clients at high risk of developing diabetes. This group session will focus on healthy eating and active living in an effort to promote heart health and prevent Type 2 diabetes.

Grocery Store Tours

Healthy eating with diabetes begins in the grocery cart.  RVDS offers tours of local grocery stores.  Check our website or call our office for updates of these popular events.

Diabetes Cooking Demonstrations

A small group setting to learn how to prepare healthy recipes for diabetes. Come join our registered dietitians for some food and fun!

Foot Care Clinics

Visit with a foot care nurse to understand the importance of good foot care and have them assist you with any problems.

Insulin Initiation *

In an individual counseling session, discuss the benefits of insulin therapy and utilize hands-on instruction to teach clients how to use the latest insulin pen devices.  Blood sugar monitoring and hypoglycemia management will also be reviewed.  Clients will have an opportunity to explore feelings around insulin initiation.  *A doctor referral is required for this service.

Walking Groups

Please call RVDS for more information on walking groups available in or near your community.

Support persons are always welcome.

Call our Smiths Falls or Brockville office to register for a program near you!