Each Primary Care Network(PCN) in the Calgary Zone offershelp for adults living with or at riskfor diabetes.
Your medical home team
PCN clinicians work with you
long-term to help you best reach
your health goals. Clinicians answer
your questions one-on-one, and
connect you with other people
who can help you, such as:
• Family physicians
• Certified diabetes educators
• Health management nurses
(including weight and chronic
• Dietitians• Clinical pharmacists• Kinesiologists• Exercise specialists• Behavioural health consultants• Community support workers• Social workers• Mental health therapists• Patient care coordinators.
Your medical home
A diagnosis of diabetes can be alot to understand, but we can helpyou to manage it. PCN cliniciansprovide a range of supportivehealth management services. You’llbe cared for close to home by ahealthcare team that understandsyour needs.
Screening and coordination
Patient care coordinators helpkeep your health on track. Theyreview your medical history, makesure your health records are up todate, and help arrange care witheveryone on your healthcare team.
Nutrition and lifestyle
PCNs offer classes, workshops andone-on-one sessions for you to askquestions, learn new plans of actionand feel supported as you set yourhealth goals.
Enhanced education aroundfoot care is an important part ofmanaging your diabetes. Nervedamage can lead to numbness inthe feet, making you less awareof foot injuries and ulcers.
Blood sugar and
PCN clinicians guide youthrough checking your bloodsugar, responding to sugar highsand lows, and how to maintainyour blood sugar level.
PCNs also offer plans andeducation for insulin management.
Learning about insulin injections,testing and injection equipment,as well as the risks associated withlow blood sugar will help you setup a healthy daily routine.
Your PCN team cares about youand your well-being. We’re here tohelp you reach your health goals.
WRITTEN BY MELISSA LIGERTWOOD
through your Primary