Aboriginal Diabetes Education and Awareness
The goal of the Aboriginal Diabetes Education Program is to increase awareness by providing Indigenous women and their families with information, resources and support to control and prevent diabetes within the Indigenous community.
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Develop and implement education programs for diabetes awareness
Develop and provide resources in a culturally appropriate manner
Assist in developing support groups for First Nations people
All activities carried out by the program are grounded in a cultural foundation.
The Diabetes Program Coordinator provides services provincially and focuses on prevention and education activities that include:
Workshops for Indigenous people that focus on the prevention and
management of diabetes
Gestational Diabetes information sharing sessions and presentations for
Workshops and educational activities about diabetes that are designed
specifically for Indigenous women, addressing their unique needs; including topics like healthy eating, self-care practices, cooking, and foot care to prevent and address diabetes in themselves and their families
Increase knowledge of traditional foods as healthy alternatives
Information and resources development and distribution, including: nutritional cookbooks, educational brochures, and pamphlets
Basic Foot Care Information Sessions
Early Diagnosis is Important
Have your health provider perform a diabetes screening test today!
Signs that may indicate diabetes:
Lack of energy
Unusual and extreme thirst
Frequent urination, blurred vision or
unusual weight loss
Cuts and bruises that heal slowly
Management of diabetes includes:
An active lifestyle
Eating healthy meals
A positive attitude
Walking a balanced life
Toll Free: 1-800-667-0816
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ONWA’s “Mocc Walk” is a walking challenge, that occurs every year in May, to increase awareness about diabetes and support physical activity amongst Indigenous women and their families across Ontario.