Chronic Disease Management

Diabetes Education Program (DEP)

The Durham Community Health Centre’s Diabetes Education Program (DEP) provides education for patients living with Diabetes. The goal of the program is to empower clients through education and treatment.  The Diabetes Team is also here to offer clients useful tools to positively cope, manage their condition and gain independence in living with diabetes. 

The team consists of Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitians, a program coordinator, a consulting endocrinologist, and supports from a Social Worker and works collaboratively to ensure patients have access to diabetes education, support and resources close to home.
Our Vision
Optimal health and quality of life for adults living with, affected by or at risk for diabetes.

Our Mission
We aim for excellence in providing timely, accessible diabetes education for self-management support for adult clients.   In collaboration with health care partners we strive to ensure that clients receive the most appropriate care. The social determinants of health are the lenses through which we assist clients in achieving their personal diabetes self-management goals.
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Registration is easy!


Doctor's referral:

Please ask your doctor or nurse practitioner to fax a referral and up to date lab work to 905-723-3391.


If you are unable to receive a referral from your doctor or you do not have a family doctor, please fill out the following forms and mail them to our Oshawa location or fax them to 905-723-3391, along with up to date labs:

‚ÄčIf you don't have a family doctor, please be sure to check the box on the Application for Clinical Services form.

If you prefer to have us mail you the self-referral form please contact the Diabetes Education Team at 905-723-0036 x1268.