North Simcoe Muskoka
Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
Fostering a culture of continuous improvement in Diabetes care

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Learn more about Diabetes

  • Diabetes
    Type 1 diabetes, usually diagnosed in children, occurs when the pancreas is unable to produce insulin. Insulin is an essential body requirement that ensures body energy needs are met. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough ...
  • Diabetes Education Programs
    Diabetes Education Programs provide individuals with the tools, skills and confidence needed to properly self-manage their diabetes and enable them to live healthy lives. The Diabetes Education teams consist primarily of a registered nurse and a ...

Foot Care

  • Chiropody Clinics
    Chiropody clinics provide advanced foot care by chiropodists or podiatrists.
  • Foot Care
    Basic foot care includes assessment of the condition of the feet, pedicures, treatment of basic foot conditions, skin care advice and sensitivity testing for diabetes. This level of care is usually provided by nurses at clinics or in the home.

Eating Healthy

  • Diet, Nutrition and Weight Control
    Diet, nutrition and weight control programs evaluate an individual's nutritional history and dietary intake to develop a plan which ensures that the person's nutritional needs are met. Weight control programs may also help individuals who have an ...
  • Dietitians
    Dietitians are trained to give advice on food, diet and nutrition. They can advise on such topics as, what foods to eat to lower the risk of certain diseases, the best way to achieve and maintain healthy weight, and special eating plans for medical ...


  • Heart Disease
    Heart disease includes coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, valve disorders, angina and congestive heart disease.
  • Stroke
    A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. Strokes can cause mild to severe physical, emotional or mental disabilities. Rehabilitation can help people who have had a stroke to recover function and live as independently as possible. ...

Lab Locations and Hours

  • Diagnostic Imaging Clinics
    Diagnostic imaging clinics offer such services as X-rays, ultrasound, bone mineral densitometry (BMD), mammography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • Medical Laboratories
    Medical Laboratories provide blood testing, X-rays and other diagnostic services. If your doctor or health care professional has given you a requisition for a test at a medical laboratory, the following list may help you find a laboratory in your ...

Oral Care

  • Dental Clinics - Individual Practitioners
    Dental clinics specialize in the care of teeth and gums including the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of their diseases.
  • Dental Hygienists
    A dental hygienist performs a variety of roles including cleaning and inspection of teeth, health promotion, education, administration and research. Dental Hygienists are regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA).
  • Dentists
    Dentists treat the diseases and conditions that affect the mouth, jaw, teeth, and their supporting tissues. Dentists are regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA).
  • In-Home Dental Services
    In-home Dental services are provided in the home, or in retirement residences or long-term care homes. The types of services are generally limited to denture care and dental hygiene services.

Pharmacy Support

  • Pharmacies
    Pharmacies provide drug prescription services as well as medication counselling.

Vision Loss

  • Blindness and Impaired Vision
    The organizations listed here provide counselling for the blind and those with impaired vision. Services include individual and family counselling relating to vision loss, parent, peer and family support groups and referrals to other agencies. They ...
  • Eye Health and Diseases
    Regular eye examinations and protecting your eyes from injury are important to good eye health.