Community Diabetes Education Program of Ottawa (CDEPO) / City Wide
Various locations across the City of Ottawa
Virtual + In Person
Monday - Friday, some evening and weekends
About the Program
If you are an adult living with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, our program can help support you. Our team helps people manage this chronic disease, live healthy, and avoid complications.
Our team includes:
Kinesiologist (exercise specialist)
Social support worker
Most of our team are also Certified Diabetes Educators.
Who do we serve?
People who live in Ottawa and are 18 years of age and older living with:
Prediabetes (at risk of diabetes), or
Type 2 diabetes
One-to-one appointments with our educators will help you learn more about the following:
Testing your blood glucose
Starting and adjusting insulin
Learning about diabetes medications
Planning healthy meals
Being more active
Our group sessions help you live well with diabetes or prediabetes. Topics include:
Understanding diabetes and prediabetes
Checking your blood glucose
Coping and managing stress
Understanding your lab results
Making health and wellness goals
When do we offer group sessions?
Our group sessions are offered Monday through Friday. They are offered during the day and evening.
Is there a cost for our services?
No, there is no cost. Our services are FREE.
Where are we located?
Our diabetes education program serves the entire City of Ottawa. In addition to Centretown Community Health Centre, locations include Kanata, Orleans, as well as central and south Ottawa locations.
What languages are available?
Members of our team speak:
Many other languages
If our staff does not speak your language, we have language interpretation services.
How to register for our services:
You can call or email us yourself to join our services.
Primary care providers are welcome to make referrals.
To learn more, visit this site to leave the CCHC website and access the Regional Diabetes Program: www.diabeteseducation.ca