Thursday, 19 November 2015

Free diabetes related webinars!

The Canadian Diabetes Association is hosting 3 webinars in the next few weeks. Click the buttons below to register:

November 25 - Tax Tips & Diabetes: All You Need to Know
Learn about your eligibility for tax benefits as an individual living with diabetes.
Click here to register for the 2pm or 8pm ET webinars

December 2 - Strength in Numbers: Building Your Diabetes Team
Get tips and tools to take charge of your diabetes and build the best possible support team.
Click here to register for the 2pm or 8pm ET webinars

December 8 - Exercise Tips that Help You & Your Diabetes
Learn how physical activity affects blood sugar and strategies to stay motivated in your day-to-day life.
Click here to register for the 2pm or 8pm ET webinars

Monday, 16 November 2015

National Addictions Awareness Week

November 15-21st marks National Addictions Awareness Week and is an opportunity to learn more about substance abuse and addictions. See what activities are taking place around your community.

Alberta Health Services is offering the following information sessions:

AHS also offers an open house and resource fair on Thursday, November 19th between 1-4pm at the Youth Addictions Services Edmonton building, 12325 140 Street. If you have any questions, please call 780-422-7383

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse website.

Friday, 13 November 2015

World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day

Diabetes has no borders – an estimated 346 million people across the world have – this figure is expected to double by 2030.

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14. The World Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. 
For more information, please visit the Alberta Diabetes Foundation website.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Family Doctor Week

The College of Family Physicians of Canada proudly acknowledges the outstanding contributions of Canadian Family Doctors for their dedication to their patients and the delivery of high-quality health care. 

During this week, the Alberta College of Family Physicians asks patients to share why their Family Docs Rock. Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network member physician, Dr. Robert Simard, was recognized by one of his patients with these kind words:

Truly Lucky

We are truly lucky to have Dr. Robert Simard as our family physician. He is a knowledgeable, perceptive gentleman who is always open to new research, and a wonderful listener who never makes us feel rushed during appointments.

Dr. Simard has become a trusted, vital support to our family!

Wendy, Leduc

Read more stories on why Albertans think their Family Doc Rocks, here

Monday, 9 November 2015

Diabetes and the Mediterranean Diet: Is it right for you?

The Canadian Diabetes Association is hosting a webinar on the Mediterranean Diet and supportive relationships. This webinar is FREE and open to the public.

When: November 10th, 2015 at 2pm ET and 8pm ET (12:00pm MT and 6:00 pm MT)

To register for the 2pm webinar, click here.

To register for the 9pm webinar, click here.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

November 4th is Diabetes Educator Day!

Celebrate Diabetes Educator Day 2015 on November 4th! Has your health been impacted from a diabetes educator? On November 4th, tweet about your educator using #DiabetesEducator and follow the Canadian Diabetes Association at @DiabetesAssoc or on Facebook at

The Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network has 3 certified diabetes educators that provide specialty services to our PCN patients. Thank you Andrea, Nandini and Sally for your dedication!

Andrea Shackel - Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator

Nandini Desai, Registered Pharmacist, Certified Diabetes Educator

Sally Ho, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator