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...

by Donna Kwan, RD on Jan 29th 2013

People living with diabetes are at a high risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). Lifestyle changes that include healthy nutrition are an important factor in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease in individuals with diabetes. However, many misconceptions...

by Donna Kwan, RD on Jan 29th 2013

Now that you have diabetes it’s important to keep yourself healthy and avoid as many risks as possible. One major risk associated with diabetes is heart disease and one risk associated with both diabetes and heart disease is high blood pressure. About 1 in 3...

It is that time of year again and as a Pharmacist/Certified Diabetes Educator one of the most common questions over the fall, the holiday’s and winter months is “What do you have to treat my cold?” or simply “Can you make me feel better?” Well there...

by Gina Sunderland, MSc, RD on Aug 7th 2012

Warm weather and sunshine find Canadians firing up their barbeques and migrating back to their neighbourhood ice cream shop. But isn’t summer the time when we should all be getting more active, eating healthier and working off some of those extra pounds of winter...