DECNET group

Program Category: Chronic Conditions, Diabetes Education

Diabetes Group Education


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During the pandemic group education sessions are currently offered virtually via Zoom. For more information please call 416-461- 9043 ext. 2362. (registration is required for all programs).

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.

Group Education classes offered by DECNET

Classes are designed to complement type 2 or prediabetes counselling that clients receive from their both their family doctor and diabetes educators. The following examples are classes that are offered throughout the year.

Group education sessions (single session):

  • An Introduction to Diabetes
  • Stress Management & Diabetes
  • Let’s Talk Insulin
  • Physical Activity with a Physiotherapist
  • Nutrition: Parts 1 & 2
  • Diabetes ABC’s
  • Prediabetes

Group education series (multiple sessions):

  • Chinese Diabetes Classes
    • Delivered in Cantonese with Mandarin interpretation
    • Offered twice a year in a 7 week series (meets weekly)
  • Cooking Group
    • Focuses on skill development and healthy eating
    • No previous cooking skills required!
    • Offered 4-5 times each year and delivered over a 4 week series on a weekly basis
  • Prevention of Diabetes Workshops
    • Delivered in various languages and community locations
    • Often delivered over 5-6 week series on weekly basis

To learn more about upcoming classes please review our calendar

Service eligibility:

Group education classes are available for DECNET clients who have registered for the program. Call us at 416-461-9042 to register if you are interested in attending a particular class.


Group members can receive virtual support from both peers and DECNET Diabetes Educators.

  • Date: 2nd Monday of each month
  • Time: 11:30am-12:30pm.
  • Call: Asmita at 416-461-9043 ext 2362
  • Email:


Peer support and diabetes education group with a focus on coping with mental health challenges.

  • Date: 2nd and 4th Monday of each month
  • Time: 2:30-3:30pm.
  • Call: Asmita at 416-461-9043 ext 2362
  • Email:


Group members can virtually receive support from both peers and DECNET Diabetes Educators.

  • Date: 3rd Monday of every month
  • Time: (Mandarin) 11am-12pm
  • Time: (Cantonese) 2:30pm-3:30pm
  • Call: Vania at 416-461-9043 ext 2335
  • Email:


  • Date: please call for next date
  • Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Call: 416-461-9043 ext. 2370


  • Date: Tuesday October 26
  • Time: 6:00-7:00pm
  • Call: Asmita at 416-461-9043 ext. 2362
  • Email:


Organization Contact

  • South Riverdale CHC

  • 955 Queen St. E
  • Toronto, ON    M4M 3P3
  • 416-461-9043 ext. 2370