Chronic Disease Education Program

The Chronic Disease Education Program is formerly known as the Diabetes and Heart Health Program, Prairie Health Matters and the Diabetes Education Resource.

 

What does the Chronic Disease Education Program (CDEP) do?

This program will help you learn about healthy lifestyles and skills to help you manage your conditions. It offers support through individual appointments or group classes. A variety of topics are covered including:

  • Your disease or condition
  • Healthy eating 
  • Physical activity
  • Medications
  • Blood pressure
  • Mental Health
 
  • Cholesterol 
  • Blood sugar levels
  • Tobacco
  • How to look for and prevent complications
  • We can help you set and reach your goals.

Who would benefit?

Adults living with:

  • Diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes (diabetes in pregnancy)
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
 
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney Disease (Pre-dialysis)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Or if you are at risk for diabetes or heart disease

 

Can I bring a support person?

Participants are welcome to bring a friend, family member or other support person to their appointment or any group classes.

Is there a cost?

The program is available at no cost.

What type of provider would I see and where would I see them?

Your appointment would be with a registered nurse and/or registered dietitian. The nurse and dietitian teams travel to various communities and First Nation communities throughout Prairie Mountain Health on a regular basis. All services are confidential.

Are there group classes available?

Group classes are hands-on and can help you learn how to manage your condition. The classes have between 3 and 10 people which allow for time to talk with others who have similar questions and concerns. Click here for a list of current classes available and call the toll free number below to register.

Classes may include the following topics:

  • Diabetes
  • Healthy Eating
  • Physical Activity
  • Heart Health

How can I access the program?

You can call us yourself and make an appointment at our Toll Free Number: 1-877-509-7852

Or you can talk to your doctor, nurse practitioner, or another healthcare provider and they can send us a referral. We will then contact you.