Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management

COPD Clinic

Program Type: Chronic Disease Management
Description:

If a patient of the STAR Family Health Team has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) they may be given an option to attend the COPD clinic, held monthly at each of the three sites of the STAR Family Health Team. This clinic gives the patient the opportunity to meet with a Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacist and, as needed, a Dietitian or Mental Health Counsellor to discuss important factors that will help the patient to live better with this condition.  Each patient will receive education about COPD and an individualized action plan to help them monitor their condition and implement the necessary steps if unusual symptoms arise. The COPD Clinic is available at each of our three sites. Please consult your family doctor to discuss if this program would be of benefit to you.

 

Are you over 40 years of age? Take the Canadian Lung Health Test.

Requires Physician Referral:
Prerequisites: Must be a patient of STAR

Diabetes 101

Program Type: Chronic Disease Management
Description:

Are you interested in learning how your diet can impact your blood sugar? Join our Registered Dietitian for this 2-hour session for people with prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes. 

You will learn:
- What your lab results for blood sugar control mean
- How meal timing affects your blood sugar
- Which foods affect your blood sugar and which ones don’t
- How to meal plan for diabetes and prediabetes
- What other factors affect blood sugar

By taking part in this program, participants will gain:
- The opportunity to have your diet questions answered by a Registered Dietitian
- A resource package to help you make sustainable changes
- Self-management skill building

 

Please select 'Register Now' and follow the online prompts or call 519-273-1060 ext. 254 to enroll in the next available session.

Requires Physician Referral: No
Prerequisites: diagnosed with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes

Diabetes Clinic

Program Type: Chronic Disease Management
Description:

Diabetes is a chronic illness that requires ongoing supportive care to help prevent some of the complications that may arise. The STAR Family Health Team has developed an individualized approach in the management of patients with diabetes. This clinic offers patients the opportunity to not only see their physician, but the Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacist and Dietitan as well. Patients will learn to self-manage their diabetes through meal balancing, medications and goal setting. The Diabetes Clinic is available at each of our three sites. Please speak with your family doctor or Nurse Practitioner to discuss if this clinic is an option for you.

Requires Physician Referral:
Prerequisites: Must be a patient of STAR