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by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Feb 14th 2013

By Carol Stathers & Bob Pope The Challenge: How do we encourage our clients with diabetes to throw on their runners and get mov’in? Diabetes educators are well aware of the benefits of exercise to those with diabetes. In the past, assessing the client’s...

by Dana Whitham, MSc, RD, CDE on Feb 14th 2013

As indicated by the Canadian Heart Health Survey, over one third of Canadian adults have an atherogenic lipid profile and not surprisingly, in those with diabetes this statistic almost doubles(1). Atherogenic lipids, defined as elevated small dense low density...

by Patty Colombe, R.N. on Feb 6th 2013

By Patty Colombe, R.N. Diabetes is a condition whose face has changed greatly and often over the years. In the early days, it was recognized as a devastating, body ravaging disease which afflicted children and young adults causing them to literally waste away and...

by Sheila Walker, RD, CDE, M.Ed on Feb 6th 2013

By Sheila Walker, R.D. The incidence of Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is increasing dramatically in Canada. This will have a detrimental effect on our society. The burden of diabetes on the individuals affected and on the Canadian Health Care System is enormous. Prediabetes...

by Sheila Walker, RD, CDE, M.Ed on Feb 4th 2013

At the start of a dietetic internship, students have often had no experience in effective counselling. At our hospital, students must complete a 3 week diabetes rotation and this is a very limited amount of time to develop confidence in this area. Most student...

by Jasmine Arellano, RD on Feb 4th 2013

Effecting change in the management of diabetes in the hospital setting remains a formidable, yet necessary challenge. The impact of diabetes in our hospitals has reached a tipping point with a reported prevalence of 26% of known diabetes among hospital inpatients,...

by Fiona Bellefeuille, RD, CDE on Feb 4th 2013

The rate of diabetes in Canada is increasing and people with diabetes are living longer, consequently, we are seeing a steady increase in diabetic nephropathy in this population. In 2000 the WHO estimated there to be 171 million people with diabetes worldwide and...

by Diane O’Grady, RN, BSN, CDE on Feb 1st 2013

By Diane O’Grady It is Friday morning and my co-worker has just called in sick. Efforts to replace her on such short notice fail. The pre-diabetes class is scheduled to start in 30 minutes and clients are already beginning to arrive. The afternoon is fully booked...

by Patty Colombe, R.N. on Feb 1st 2013

Finding the most appropriate management regime for each client is similar to finding the right blend of ingredients for a “new” recipe. Often, old standards are the best choice, but sometimes you need a different “recipe” when old methods will not work...

The incidence of diabetes is increasing and, as a result, has put a strain on our healthcare resources especially when it comes to providing clientele with information and management of their disease state. The Diabetes Education Center provides the most comprehensive...