Diabetes Appointment Preparation

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IMPORTANT:

For virtual appointments (phone, Zoom), plan to be in Alberta and in a quiet location e.g. not working and not driving. For your safety we are unable to continue appointments virtually if you are driving a vehicle or operating other equipment.

 
 

Addresses and Maps

 

Contact Numbers

If you need to change your appointment, please call as soon as possible, so that we can schedule another patient who is waiting to see a diabetes educator.

  • Diabetes - non-pregnancy related: 403-955-8146
  • Diabetes in Pregnancy -
    • Foothills Medical Centre: 403-944-2122
    • Peter Lougheed Centre: 403-943-4862
    • Rockyview General Hospital: 403-943-3495
    • South Health Campus: 403-956-2578

 

If this is your first appointment

Diabetes in Pregnancy

  • If it is an in-person appointment, please arrive 10 minutes early - some clinics may ask you to fill out a questionnaire
  • Please have a meal or snack prior to your appointment - there is no need to fast
  • We suggest to visit the information on www.diabetes-pregnancy.ca prior to your appointment
  • If you need to reschedule, please call the phone number listed above

 

Other diabetes appointment 

  • Please fill out our questionnaire prior to coming.
  • We ask that you keep a 3 day food record - please keep track starting 3 days before coming.
  • If you need to re-schedule, please call 403- 955-8146. We have a 24 hour answering machine if you need to leave a message. Calling us to cancel helps us accommodate urgent clients and shorten wait lists.

 

For all your appointments we will:

  • Ask about possible safety concerns.
  • Try our best to address health concerns that you have.
  • Ask to see a glucose record.
    • You may bring a written record if you like - see 'Monitoring' on our Handouts & Resources page, for examples you might want to use. 
    • If you have an insulin pump or continuous glucose monitor (CGM), please upload your device before coming to your appointment. Please authorize the clinic to view your results as described in the appropriate link on this document, or bring a printout of your reports.
    • Most glucose meters allow you to upload data to a server, in which case you may keep a written record, or upload your device. Please bring a printout of your results for review with us.

 

Uploading your diabetes device:

Click here for information on uploading your diabetes device.