DNIG Summer Newsletter

Date: 
Wednesday, 26 October, 2016 - 11:45 - Tuesday, 26 October, 2060 - 11:45

DNIG/SNIG/PedNIG Webcast - Session 2

Date: 
Thursday, 17 March, 2016 - 12:00 - 13:00

Diabetes in Adolescence—The Transition to Adult Services

The Diabetes Nurse Interest Group (DNIG), Staff Nurse Interest Group (SNIG), and Paediatric Nurse Interest Groups (PedNIG) of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) are pleased to invite you to an educational session on current practices in Diabetes management.

The sessions are offered by webcast or video-conferencing through OTN. Join us to learn about ways to improve your practice. Certificates of Attendance will be provided.

DNIG/SNIG Webcast - Session 1

Date: 
Thursday, 18 February, 2016 - 12:30 - 13:30

Management of pre-existing diabetes in pregnancy and gestational diabetes

Presenter: Lisa Wheesk, RN BScN MPH CDE

Lisa is a Diabetes Nurse Clinician and Lead in the Diabetes Management Program at the Anishnawbe Mushkiki Health Centre in Thunder Bay. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator, with specialization in Pregnancy and Intensive Insulin Management. Lisa has been practicing nursing in the Aboriginal health field for almost 25 years.

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Conference: Options for Diabetes

Date: 
Friday, 8 April, 2016 - 07:30 - 17:00

Building Your Diabetes Knowledge

17th Annual Diabetes Education Conference for Health Care Professionals

Location: Holiday Inn Kingston, 1 Princess Street, Kingston, ON, K7L 1A1

Deadlines:

  • March 8, 2016: booking reserved rooms
  • March 18, 2016: early bird registration fee

For more conference details including speakers and registration information please see the attached flyer.

RNFOO 2016 Awards & Scholarships Application Deadline

Date: 
Monday, 18 January, 2016 - 16:00

This year the Diabetes Nursing Interest Group (DNIG) supports four awards:

  • Margaret Myers Diabetes Clinical Practice Award ($1000.00)
  • Mary Ann Murphy Memorial Diabetes Award ($1000.00)
  • Scholarship Award ($2000.00)
  • Research Award ($3000.00)

The application deadline is Monday January 18, 2016 at 4:00 pm Eastern Time. For more information see www.rnfoo.org.

Certification as a Diabetes Educator (CDE)

Certification as a Diabetes Educator (CDE)
The CDE is the gold standard but acquiring this qualification requires a lot of work. Here are some suggestions about where to start. The DNIG executive put together the information a few years ago with the help of DNIG member Aileen Knip RN BScN MN CCHN CDE.

Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board (CDECB)
The CDEC Board is responsible for the development and administration of the certification program for Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) in Canada.

Webinar: Exercise Tips that Help You & Your Diabetes

Date: 
Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 - 14:00 - 15:00

There are two sessions, each one hour duration: 2 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET

Learn about easy resistance exercises to stay healthy with diabetes. Exercise physiologist Dr. Jonathon Fowles will talk about how physical activity affects blood sugar, strategies to stay motivated and tips for incorporating physical activity into your day-to-day life.

For more information about Canadian Diabetes Association webinars, please visit diabetes.ca/webinars.

Webinar: Strength in Numbers: Building Your Diabetes Team

Date: 
Wednesday, 2 December, 2015 - 14:00 - 15:00

There are two sessions, each one hour duration: 2 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET

Diabetes care and management is a team effort. Pharmacist and certified diabetes educator Susie Jin will highlight what the evidence suggests people with diabetes can do to improve their clinical outcomes. Get tips and tools to take charge of your diabetes and build the best possible support team.

For more information about Canadian Diabetes Association webinars, please visit diabetes.ca/webinars.

Webinar: Tax Tips & Diabetes: All You Need to Know

Date: 
Wednesday, 25 November, 2015 - 14:00 - 15:00

There are two sessions, each one hour duration: 2 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET

Learn about your eligibility for tax benefits as an individual living with diabetes. Chartered accountant Diana Provenzano, CPA, CA, will provide valuable tips to help you prepare for income tax season and maximize your medical expense tax credits and deductions. This session will also provide an overview of the Disability Tax Credit.

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