Chronic Disease
Programs & Services

Chronic Disease

Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital’s Chronic Disease Management and Prevention program assists our patients living with chronic disease, providing access to information and services quickly and efficiently.

Diabetes Education Centre

The Adult Program at the Diabetes Education Centre (ADEC) provides education for the prevention and management of diabetes. We offer a multidisciplinary approach to diabetes education.

Our diabetes educators are registered nurses and dietitians, and include certified diabetes educators and certified pump trainers. Extended team members include: physician specialist, community family physician, chiropodist, and pharmacist. They are supported by clerical staff and volunteers.

At the ADEC we are committed to providing quality education for the prevention and management of diabetes. The program is based on the Diabetes Canada’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada.


Contact Us

Diabetes Education Centre
1080 Mississaga Street West
Orillia, ON L3V 3B4
F: 705-327-9162

705-325-7611


Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Referral Process

We accept referrals from family physicians, specialists, other healthcare professionals and through self or family referral. People who have been diagnosed with impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance, prediabetes, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, or gestational diabetes may be referred.

Click Here for the DEC Referral Form


Patient Resources

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia with Chronic Kidney Disease

Sick Day Guidelines for those with Type 1 Diabetes

Sick Day Guidelines for those with Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes and Driving: Safety Guidelines

Birth Control and Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

Pregnancy Planning with Diabetes

Pregnancy Passport


Useful Resources


Cardiac Rehabilitation

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is designed for individuals with heart disease, and is particularly beneficial for those who are recovering from a heart attack, angioplasty, or heart surgery.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation program includes an education component and an exercise component. All exercise sessions, education classes and consultations are conducted at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.


Contact Us

Cardio Rehab Program
170 Colborne Street West
Orillia, ON L3V 2Z3

705-327-9116


Referral Process

Participants must be referred to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program by their Family Physician or Specialist.

Click here for our Referral form

Click here to read our information brochure

  • Experts agree that virtually all individuals with heart disease can benefit from cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Research has demonstrated that individuals who participate in cardiac rehabilitation can reduce their risk of future heart events by up to 25%


Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is designed for individuals with chronic lung diseases, such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis and pulmonary fibrosis. The program includes supervised exercise classes and education sessions. All sessions are conducted at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital


Referral Process

Participants must be referred to the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program by their Family Physician or Specialist.

Click here for our Referral form

Click here for our Information Brochure