Diabetes Clinic

St. Anne Centre Diabetes Clinic – (902) 226-1911 Fax: 902-226-0042

Main Site: (Mon – Thurs):  St. Anne Centre Outreach (mini home) next to main building in the parking lot.

Satellite Clinic Sites: Chapel Island Medical Clinic & Dr. Kingston Memorial Clinic, L’Ardoise

If you have  diabetes or pre-diabetes and want to improve your self-management skills, you can access the clinic through your physician/nurse practitioner or you can self-refer.

We can help you acquire the knowledge, confidence & skills needed to self-manage your chronic disease.

Our diabetes educators (nurse and dietitian) work in partnership with you & your physician/nurse practitioner to address your health concerns.

Services offered include:

  • Individual counselling (nutrition, physical activity, medical management, ordering laboratory tests)
  • Home Glucose monitoring guidance
  • Medication management(oral or injectable medications)
  • Insulininitiation, adjustments and follow up
  • Managing the emotional impact of diabetes, for patients /family members/support persons.
  • Assistance in accessing community resources
  • Access to Internal Medicine & Ophthalmology specialists (On-site visits)

Populations served:

  • Adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes
  • Family members / support persons of people living with diabetes
  • Pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes or gestational diabetes

Nurse Coordinator – Ashley Lavandier BSc.N, RN, CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator since 2022).

Basic Insulin adjustment certification since 2021

Email address: ashley.lavandier@sacentre.nshealth.ca

Dietitian – We are currently recruiting for this position. If you are a dietitian interested in working in our Diabetes clinic please contact Ashley.

We congratulate Lisa DeWolf on her retirement!

Email address:

Medical Advisor – Dr. L MacNeil MD


If you would like more information about diabetes please refer to the Diabetes Canada web site at www.diabetes.ca

Other web sites that may be of interest:

Dietitians of Canada – www.dietitians.ca