Thousand Islands/Rideau Tay High-Risk Chiropody Program

Physicians and Nurse Practitioners can directly refer clients by fax to the Thousand Islands/Rideau Tay High Risk Chiropody Program through the central triage at 613-498-9922. Clients will then be contacted.

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Champlain Diabetes Chiropody Program

Physicians and Nurse Practitioners can directly refer clients by fax to the Community Chiropody Program of Champlain through the central triage at 613-233-6713. Clients must live in Champlain LHIN to be eligible for this program. Clients will be booked an appointment at their location of choice.

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RVDS provides diabetes education and support throughout Lanark, Leeds and Grenville to clients based on self referral or provider referral.

We recently revised our referral form  to simplify the referral process for all primary care or community providers. All our services are provided at no cost to clients.

We Believe:

  • Open communication and collaboration with clients' primary care providers and health care team results in better diabetes outcomes for clients
  • In accessible programs – programs are available in many communities across Lanark, Leeds and Grenville
  • Clients benefit from having access to a variety of services including diabetes or pre-diabetes group education programs, individual appointments (in physician office or our office), insulin initiation and titration, grocery store tours, monthly information/support groups and cooking programs
  • In Team teaching- our programs are facilitated by Registered Nurse and Registered Dietitian Diabetes Educators.

Rideau Valley Diabetes Services

1) We have increased our outreach by providing more appointments and groups in communities outside of Smiths Falls and Brockville. We are doing this both in providers' offices and at community locations.

2) We are working with some providers in different communities to offer Group Medical Appointments for diabetes education and management. By working with providers who have been doing this for longer we are hoping we can provide efficient and effective diabetes care in collaboration with providers.

3) We are offering a weekly exercise program for clients with diabetes or prediabetes on Wednesdays in our Brockville site and hope to expand this service to other locations in the future.

4) We are able to provide clients with financial difficulties access to a chiropodist and basic foot care on a short term basis in Smiths Falls and Brockville. We will discuss needs for chiropody clinics in outlying clinics and support others as we are able. We are partnering with other agencies to increase access to chiropody services in North Lanark area, specifically in Carleton Place.

5) We have noticed an increase in the number of clients who are between the ages of 45-64 and so have available evening hours in many of our community sites as well as Brockville and Smith Falls.

6) We are promoting our prediabetes program and would appreciate you referring clients with pre diabetes to our sessions. Clients have communicated that they find these sessions very informative, motivational and enjoyable.

Feel Free To Contact Us If:

  • You have questions about RVDS services or programs
  • Would like to hear more about how we can work together
  • Are interested in having an RVDS educator team in your office to see your clients with diabetes
  • Have suggestions/ comments for improvements that we could make