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Diabetes - Hamilton

Type 1 diabetes, usually diagnosed in children, occurs when the pancreas is unable to produce insulin. Insulin is an essential body requirement that ensures body energy needs are met. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body does not effectively use the insulin that is produced. Type 2 diabetes usually develops in adulthood. A third type of diabetes, gestational diabetes, is a temporary condition that occurs during pregnancy.

See also Diabetes Education Programs.

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These services are located in Hamilton
Caring Bears - Adult Diabetes Support Group  
Fortinos, 65 Mall Rd, Community Room, Hamilton, ON  L8V 5B5
905-388-3053
De dwa de dehs nye - Aboriginal Health Centre - Diabetes Education Program  
678 Main St E, Hamilton, ON  L8M 1K2
905-544-4320 ext 221
Diabetes Canada - Central South Ontario Regional Leadership Centre  
89 King St W, Unit 3LL, Dundas, ON  L9H 1V1
905-528-3111 * Support Groups Information 905-540-2512
Diabetes Canada - Hamilton (City of) - Diabetic Resources and Services Through Local Pharmacies - Diabetic Resources and Services Through Local Pharmacies  
905-528-3111
Hamilton Health Sciences - McMaster Children's Hospital - Pediatric Child and Youth Clinic  
1200 Main St W, Hamilton, ON  L8N 3Z5
905-521-2100 ext 78517
Hamilton Health Sciences - McMaster Children's Hospital - Pediatric Child and Youth Clinic - Pediatric Diabetes Clinic  
1200 Main St W, Hamilton, ON  L8N 3Z5
905-521-2100 ext 78517 for child and youth clinic
Hamilton Health Sciences - McMaster University Medical Centre - Diabetes Care and Research Program  
1200 Main St W, Hamilton, ON  L8N 3Z5
905-521-2100 ext 78988
Mayer Institute (The)  
20 Railway St, Hamilton, ON  L8R 2R3
905-523-1444
Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative - South Region  
21 Rosedene Ave, Hamilton, ON  L9A 4W3
905-388-6010
St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - King Campus - Diabetes Clinic  
2757 King St E, Hamilton, ON  L8G 5E4
905-573-4819
St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - West 5th Campus - Diabetes Clinic  
100 West 5th St, Hamilton, ON  L9C 0E3
905-522-1155 ext 32045

These services are located outside of Hamilton, but provide service to Hamilton.
Canadian Diabetes Association - National Office  
522 University Ave, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON  M5G 2R5
416-363-3373
Diabetes Canada  
522 University Ave, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON  M5G 2R5
416-363-3373
Diabetes Canada - Toronto - D-Camps Ontario  
522 University Ave, Ste 1400, Toronto, ON  M5G 1W7
General Inquiries 1-800-BANTING (1-800-226-8464)
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation  
Headon Rd PO, PO Box 93085, Burlington, ON  L7M 4A3
905-664-1432
National Aboriginal Diabetes Association  
90 Garry St, Unit 103, Winnipeg, MB  R3C 4H1
204-927-1220
Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative  
3250 Schmon Pkwy, Unit 1B, Thorold, ON  L2V 4Y6
Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative - Niagara Region  
3250 Schmon Pkwy, Unit 1B, Thorold, ON  L2V 4Y6
905-938-2915
St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Niagara Region - Best Foot Forward  
2757 King St E, Hamilton, ON  L8G 5E4
905-522-1155 ext 38755