Paawidigong First Nations Forum

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Service: Diabetes Nurse and Education Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Support for people living with pre-diabetes or diabetes 
  • Offers education and self-management support to fit an individual's lifestyle 
  • Provides access to a Registered Nurse and Registered Dietitian
Provides outreach services to First Nation clients living with diabetes
Services are provided in the following areas: 
  • Education 
  • Monitoring and screening 
  • Diabetes compliance, prevention and intervention 
  • Networking and liaison with the Dryden Regional Health Centre 
  • Referral and liaison to other programs as required
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation ; Lac Seul First Nation ; Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation - Eagle Lake First Nation ; Wabauskang First Nation ; Wabigoon Lake First Nation - Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation
Eligibility First Nation individuals living in the communities within the Dryden Tribal Area with pre-diabetes, type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Self-referrals accepted 
  • Services are accessed at a local level in individual communities
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-223-5080
Fax 807-223-5012
Primary Contact Philina Sky, Diabetes Nurse Educator; Phone: 807-223-5080 ext 226
Alternate Contact Rita Letourneau, Executive Director; Phone: 807-223-5080 ext 225
Located In Community Dryden
Address 105 King St
Dryden, ON P8N 1C1
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Intersection King St and Kirkpatrick Ave
Mailing Address c/o Diabetes Nurse 
PO Box 326 
Dryden, ON P8N 2Z1
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established Feb 1996
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); North West Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)