Diabetes & Clinical Nutrition

Diabetes Education Centre

Outpatient diabetes counselling and education is provided by registered nurses and registered dietitians, who are all certified diabetes educators.

The team also supports adults and children with disordered eating, working in conjunction with the social work team.

This service provides education for those with diabetes and their families. It guides patients in developing diabetes management skills. Patients can be referred for:

  • Newly diagnosed diabetes
  • Improved control of established diabetes
  • Outpatient insulin starts, pens and pumps, blood glucose monitoring
  • Gestational diabetes (priority booking) 

Pediatric Diabetes

This service supports outpatients up to 19 years of age. Patients can be referred for:

  • Newly diagnosed diabetes in children (priority booking)
  • Insulin pump program for children
  • Pediatric Endocrinologist Clinic six times per year
  • Pediatric programs for various age groups 

Clinical Nutrition

Bluewater Health’s Clinical Nutrition staff is part of a multi-disciplinary team providing research-based individualized nutrition interventions that are aligned with the overall plan of care for each patient.

The team provides clinical nutrition care to inpatients admitted across our two hospitals.

With a physician's order or on a healthcare provider’s request, a registered dietitian will assess your nutrition needs, discuss food intolerances and/or allergies, and provide teaching and follow-up as needed.

A physician's referral is required for medical management. Self referral is accepted for general information.


Diabetes Education Centre
Level 1, Russell Building
Bluewater Health, Sarnia
89 Norman Street, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 6S3

Hours & Contact

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 7:30 to 4:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Hours may vary depending on need
Telephone: 519-464-4400 Ext. 5329/5650

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