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Depression and Diabetes

In Session 2 of the DNIG/MHNIG Webcast Series, Anne Finigan RN, MScN Team Lead – Diabetes Program London InterCommunity Health Centre talked about Depression and Diabetes.

Her presentation is attached in Adobe® Acrobat® pdf format. This is part of a series of three educational sessions on the assessment and management of diabetes and mental illness.

Canadian Diabetes Association 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines - The Essentials

In Session 1 of the DNIG/MHNIG Webcast Series,, Aileen Knip RN BScN MN CCHN(c) CDE talked about recent updates to the CPG, which provide evidence-based recommendations for healthcare professionals to consider in the prevention and management of diabetes.

This presentation is attached in Adobe® Acrobat® pdf format.

Congratulations to the SHKN Diabetes CoP, Recipients of the CDA/DES Practical Diabetes Resource of the Year Award

We would like to congratulate our colleagues at the Seniors Health Knowledge Network Diabetes Community of Practice (SHKN Diabetes CoP) for receiving the 2012 CDA/DES Practical Diabetes Resource of the Year Award at the national CDA conference this past October. The group received the award for their DVD based resource "Diabetes 101: A Comprehensive Learning Tool for Health Care Professionals in Long Term Care Settings."

The Council of the Federation Supports Recommendations from Nurses

See the following excerpt from "In the Loop" regarding the RNAO's BPG "Assessment and Management of Foot Ulcers for People With Diabetes." Very exciting!

CDA issues a petition to reduce the amount of sodium in Canadian food

The CDA recently issued a petition urging the federal government to continue its efforts to reduce the amount of sodium in Canadian food. Click "read more" and follow the link to sign the petition!

Nursing Resources: Diabetes self-efficacy questionnaire (DSEQ)

Diabetes self-efficacy questionnaire (DSEQ)       Roblin, N., Little, M., & McGuire, H. (2006). Diabetes self-efficacy questionnaire: Outcome measurement for diabetes education. Diabetes Communicator (Jan/Feb), 13-14.

Manual

Appendices

Questionnaire

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.

Diabetes Courses

You can gain learn more about diabetes nursing through course work and independent study. These are the two main options. Depending on where you live, it might be possible to join a study group to prepare for diabetes certification.  Information on courses is provided below.

Independent Study

Useful websites for information on diabetes nursing and conferences, are listed below.

RNAO Diabetes Best Practice Guidelines. These guidelines, which DNIG members helped to develop, are available in English, French and Italian.

Reducing Foot Complications for People with Diabetes and the related Diabetes Foot: Risk Assessment Education Program