The metabolic Program was developed for people who suffer from metabolic syndrome and works toward empowering people to take charge of their health.
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together, increasing one’s risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. These conditions include increased blood pressure, high blood pressure, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels.
The metabolic care team consists of:
- Registered dietitian
- Primary care provider
Patients are chosen based on their medical conditions including: pre-diabetes, diabetes, elevated lipids, elevated blood pressure and abdominal obesity. Patients must have at least 3 of these conditions to be considered. Patient can also self-refer to the program to be considered.
The length of the program is 6-12 months in duration.
Patients will see the dietitian on the following schedule:
- Weekly for the first month, then
- Then monthly
Patients will see the physiotherapist on the following schedule:
- Twice weekly for 3 weeks, then
- Weekly for 5 weeks, then
- 2 times monthly for 4 months
Patients will see their primary care provider at 6 months (in regards to the Metabolic Program). If there are other medical concerns throughout to program, patients are still able to book an appointment with their primary care provider.
For more information and/or to be added to the waiting list.
Please contact the Manitouwadge Family Health Team at (807) 826-3251 Ext. 301 for more information and/or to be added to the waiting list.
Hours of Operation
Monday – 8:00am – 4:30pm
Tuesday – 8:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday – 8:00am – 4:30pm
Thursday 10:00am – 4:30pm
Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm