The SUNDEC/SAFHT (Sunnybrook Diabetes Education Program) has been granted recognition for successfully meeting the Standards of Diabetes Education in Canada. The review findings indicate that that “this program delivers superior diabetes education services for people in the community it serves.”

To attain recognition status, a Diabetes Education Centre must demonstrate achievement of a minimum of 80% of the standards within each of the Outcome, Process and Structure categories. SUNDEC achieved the maximum of 100% of the standards in each category. The review team described the Sunnybrook submission as “excellent with the appropriate level of detail outlining an adaptive, innovative program.”

The review committee highlighted several areas of commendation, including:

  • Excellent staffing resources with historical record and high level of competence
  • Working towards EMR.
  • Strong focus on staff / client education and relationships.
  • Impressed with the innovative programs of this centre.
  • Client centred care is evident,
  • Evaluations are ongoing,
  • Partnerships and quality are considered in process work.
  • Excellent coverage of essential quality program indicators i.e. triage, marketing, community partnerships, chart audits, and focus on self-management.

Recognition status is granted for a five-year period.

Contact us »

Diabetes Education Program

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue,
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-4805
Fax: 416-480-4283

Self-referral »

Patients may self-refer by calling 416-480-4805 between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Patients may also leave a voicemail, and a staff member will return the call. 

You may also download the self-referral form (PDF) and fax it to 416-480-4283.

Physician referral »

Patients may also be referred to the program by their physician. Physicians can fax the physician referral form (PDF) to 416-480-4283.

Appointments »

To book an appointment or speak with a member of the Diabetes Education Team, please call 416-480-4805