Client learning from a DECNET Educator

DECNET Programs

DECNET, the Diabetes Education Community Network of East Toronto, is a diabetes education program that provides counselling, education and support to help adults manage their type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.

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During the pandemic one-on-one appointments with dietitians, nurses and social workers are offered virtually and in-person depending on client needs. All group programs are currently running virtually via Zoom. For more information please call 416-461-9043 ext. 2370

DECNET, the Diabetes Education Community Network of East Toronto, is a diabetes education program that provides counselling, education and support to help adults manage their type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.

Check out the current DECNET calendar here: DECNET FALL 2021

Services are also available for individuals at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Services offered:
  • One-to-one appointments with a diabetes educator (Dietitian, Nurse or Social Worker)
  • Group Education (e.g. nutrition, insulin, physical activity, stress, etc.)
  • Support, Advocacy & Outreach Programs (e.g. mental health and diabetes, language specific support groups, and our advocacy group)
As a DECNET client you can expect the following:
  • All programs and services are FREE
  • TTC or transportation support is available (depending on eligibility)
  • Childcare support is available at certain locations
  • Programs and services are available in your language with advance notice
  • A support person is welcome to attend appointments or groups with you
  • Follow-up appointments can be made to provide ongoing support for your diabetes management
Locations:
  • South Riverdale Community Health Centre
    955 Queen St. East (near Carlaw Ave.)
  • Satellite Site South Riverdale Community Health Centre
    1245 Danforth Ave., Unit 2 (near Greenwood Ave.)
  • Access Alliance Multicultural Health & Community Services
    Access Point on Danforth (APOD)
    3079 Danforth Ave. (Victoria Park & Danforth)

**Please note our services at the Albany Medical Clinic, Crescent Town Health Centre and Access Alliance locations are only available for their respective clients. DECNET services at East End Community Health Centre include specific support groups only.**

How to get connected with DECNET

Referral from your health care provider:

  • A doctor’s referral is not necessary to access our services. However, a referral from your health care provider would assist us in providing client-centered, coordinated care with your other health care providers.

Self-Referral:

  • If you would like to connect yourself with our program please fill in as much information as you can on the referral form below. We encourage you to share your health care provider’s name and contact information.

Social Work Support

Social workers provide counselling, case management and advocacy (both systemic and individual) to registered clients in our service area.

Diabetes Group Education

DECNET groups provide a safe and welcoming environment in which individuals learn about managing their diabetes from their peers, as well as our DECNET diabetes educators.

Toronto Diabetes Care Connect

Toronto Diabetes Care Connect is a regional (city-wide) program that is hosted by SRCHC and funded by the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network.

Diabetes Foot Care

Specially trained diabetes nurse educators work collaboratively with the chiropody team to provide foot care services for individuals living with Type 2 Diabetes.