Diabetes

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Our team

You’re not alone taking care of your diabetes! Our multidisciplinary team is here to support you.

Our doctors:

Our nurses:

  • Nancy Dumouchel, RN
  • Sandra Kambites, RN
  • Catherine St.-Gelais, RN

Our nutritionists:

  • Maude Lafontaine Hébert, B.Sc., Dt.P.
  • Lisa Piperno, Dt.P.
  • Our social worker:
  • Dawn Davis, MSW

 

Blood sugar monitoring

Diabetes technology is rapidly evolving and so are ways to monitor your blood sugar. The following continuous blood glucose monitoring devices are currently available allowing you to monitor your blood sugar more easily and to pick up on blood sugar trends and patterns. You can also more easily share your blood glucose data with your diabetes team:

Freestyle Libre 

Dexcom G6 

Guardian Connect 

 

Pump start

We’re happy you are interested in managing your diabetes with an insulin pump!

There are a few things to know and to learn before starting an insulin pump. Our team is currently working hard to adapt our pump start process to the COVID-19 situation. More information will appear here as soon as it becomes available.

If you want to start preparing yourself for a pump, here are a few things you can do:

  1. Let your doctor know you are interested in the insulin pump, and discuss with them if you are on the type of insulin regimen that allows you to easily transition to the pump.
  2. Learn about advanced carbohydrate counting [Link out to nutrition tab]
  3. Familiarize yourself with the pumps currently available in Canada:

Insulin pumps:

Medtronic 670G 

Tandem 

Omnipod 

Nutrition

Food affects our body! When you have diabetes, it also affects your blood sugars. That’s why nutrition management is an important part of taking care of your diabetes.

Here are some resources to help you learn more about nutrition and diabetes:

Exercise

Exercise is a great way to stay healthy, especially when you have diabetes.

Here are some resources to help you learn more about how to exercise with diabetes: Exercise management guide.

Sick days

Everyone gets sick once in a while. Most illnesses will have an effect on your blood sugars, and so when you’re sick you may need to take some extra precautions taking care of your diabetes.

Managing sick days on a pump

Travel
Support

Diabetes is not always easy to deal with. Whether you’re a patient, parent, sibling or friend, you may find it helpful to meet or exchange with others who are affected by diabetes, to learn with and from them, or maybe even get actively involved in advocacy or research efforts!

Here are some useful links:

Contact us
  • Diabetes nurses: 514-412-4400 ext. 22860
  • Diabetes nutritionist: 514-412-4400 ext. 22348
  • Diabetes secretary (Helene Dubois): 514-412-4436
  • Emergency hotline (available 24/7 for emergencies): 514-412-4400 ext. 53333 and ask to speak to the diabetes doctor on-call)

Research

The Montreal Children’s Hospital and Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre are a real research hub, especially for diabetes in children!

Contact your doctor if you’re interested in learning about currently ongoing research studies and find out if you’re eligible to participate in any of them.

Conditions and illnesses

Refer a patient 

Phone : Diabetes nurses: 514-412-4400 ext. 22860, Diabetes nutritionist: 514-412-4400 ext. 22348

Fax : 514-412-4209