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Diabetes
Program

Program Objectves

The Dryden Native Friendship Centre's Diabetes Program serves urban-dwelling Indigenous people and those experiencing service barriers in Dryden, Machin, Eagle River and Wabigoon.

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Program Objectives of the Diabetes Program are:

  • To raise awareness of diabetes, its risk factors, and the value of healthy lifestyle practices

  • To promote Indigenous ownership of diabetes primary prevention and control

  • To ensure local community access to healthy promotion programs and available resources 

  • To provide a passageway to programs that are holistic in nature

Services Offered
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  • Diabetes management & prevention

  • Blood sugar monitoring

  • Screening clinics

  • Appointments with a registered nurse or registered dietitian

  • Group education classes and presentations

  • Client support groups

  • Foot care workshops

  • Presentations to the public

  • Presentations to healthcare providers

  • Community screening

Health Promotional Activities Provided