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Free educational webinars for those living with diabetes

Free educational webinars for those living with diabetes

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The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) is offering a webinar on How to Avoid the Complications of Diabetes featuring Dr. Andrew Farquhar on Aug. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. PST as part of an ongoing series. The webinars provide relevant and up-to-date information for people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in Canada. Individuals can sign up at no cost to attend. Thus far, participants from more than 196 communities have joined the sessions and the CDA hopes that more people will sign on for this upcoming session.

“The Canadian Diabetes Association is thrilled to have participants joining from across the country, especially from rural and remote communities,” says Leanne Morgan, senior manager, community programs and partnerships (BC and Yukon) at the Canadian Diabetes Association. “We have many new and returning participants each session and it’s great to watch the sense of community build as people connect with each other.”

Participants register for the webinar through a web link and can choose to listen via telephone or through their computer speakers depending on their preference. Each session is hosted by a professional emcee who facilitates questions and discussion and promotes sharing between participants using a chat feed. No special software is required and following the links is easy and quick even for a novice computer user.

According to Dr. Farquhar, “To minimize the risk of complications related to diabetes requires complex on-going management - the key to which is patient involvement, since it is the patient who makes all the important decisions on a day-to-day basis. My webinar will highlight the hows and whys of beating the odds, bridging the gap and being in charge.”

Upcoming webinars include: Diabetes and Kidney Health with nephrologist Dr. Tony Booth; Diabetes Support 202: Supports in schools for kids, tax credits, driving, travelling and more with registered nurse and certified diabetes educator, Teri Currie; as well as a webinar in Cantonese, entitled Healthy Eating: Eating Less Sodium with registered dietitian, Rosalie Lung.

To register and for further information visit diabetes.ca/webinar

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