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.


  • To provide an overview of the management of type 2 diabetes in pregnancy and of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), including risk factor mitigation,
  • To discuss the principles of insulin initiation and adjustment in pregnancy, and
  • To raise awareness of Aboriginal cultural issues and barriers to diabetes care in pregnancy, including the postpartum period.

You can join the live presentation at the Anishnawbe Mushkiki Health Centre, Thunder Bay. (Additional OTN sites will be advertised as they become available.)

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