RNFOO Announces 2017 DNIG Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2017 RNFOO Award Winners. Recipients of the DNIG awards are:

  • Aafreen Hassan at University of Toronto, DNIG Scholarship, and
  • Angela Koipuram at McMaster University, DNIG Research Award

The RNFOO award winners will be recognized at the Gala on May 3, 2017.

18th Annual Diabetes Education Conference for Health Care Professionals

Friday, 5 May, 2017 - 07:30 - 16:30

Early Registration Ends Thursday April 13th, 2017

Join us in Kingston Ontario for Building Your Diabetes Knowledge. Who should attend: Health care professionals e.g. nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, social workers, chiropodists, physicians ...interested in increasing their knowledge about diabetes. May be of particular interest for those preparing for their CDEs.

Take home current, reliable, useful information for immediate use in your daily practice. See the attached brochure for more information

DNIG Fall Newsletter 2016

Tuesday, 17 January, 2017 - 17:30

RNAO Wound Care Institute

Sunday, 26 February, 2017 - 07:00 - Friday, 3 March, 2017 - 19:15

Save the dates!

DNIG Summer Newsletter 2016

Wednesday, 26 October, 2016 - 11:45

DNIG/SNIG/PedNIG Webcast - Session 2

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

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.


Conference: Options for Diabetes

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


  • 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

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.

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