Type 2 Diabetes Network

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Learning Opportunities

Welcome to the Type 2 Diabetes Network’s Learning Opportunities page! This page connects you to upcoming events and learning opportunities as well as allows you to explore past events.


Upcoming Events

Type 2 Diabetes and Indigenous Peoples: Supporting a Culturally-Safe and Self-Determined Journey

August 19, 2020

The first in a series of webinars leading up to the virtual two-day event, Type 2 Diabetes Dialogue 2020 – Creating Connections for Change, this 60-minute webinar will focus on type 2 diabetes and Indigenous Peoples in BC. Thought leaders, Rebecca Sovdi and Jessica Guss, will draw on evidence and lived experience to provide the context and understanding required to effectively support Indigenous peoples on a culturally-safe and self-determined journey.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss the difference between genetic risk factors and social risk factors for diabetes
  • Understand the current context of type 2 diabetes prevention and care in BC for First Nations and Indigenous Peoples
  • Hear lived experience of a personal journey and reflect on ways to make a difference for Indigenous Peoples with relation to diabetes regardless of your role in the system

Please feel free to forward this on to colleagues you think may be interested!

Register Here

Spotlight on Innovation: Abbotsford and Pacific North West Divisions of Family Practice

October 20, 2020

Abbotsford has a high instance of low chronic disease that can be managed and offset through preventative clinical care. Part of this care includes ease of access to nutrition counselling provided by a Registered Dietitian (RD) at a location familiar to the patient: their Family Practice clinic. From September 2015 to March 2017, the Abbotsford Division of Family Practice (ADoFP) A GP for Me Registered Dietitians in the Clinics pilot project tested the utilization of a full time Fraser Health RD as part of integrated care in ten community primary clinics. Health outcomes included patient weight loss, reduced Hemoglobin A1C levels, and intentional weight gain for those underweight or suffering from malnutrition. The program has continued beyond the pilot through a partnership between the ADoFP and Fraser Health.

Learning objectives:

  • Implementing a team-based care pilot;
  • Sustaining a team-based care program;
  • Program outcomes; and
  • Shift to include virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please feel free to forward this on to colleagues you think may be interested!

Register Here

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Past Events

Webinar: Going Virtual with Diabetes Education in BC — Part 2
June 3, 2020 

A follow-up to the Going Virtual with Diabetes Education webinar on April 29, this one-hour session offered people supporting diabetes education within health authorities an opportunity to connect, share ideas, tools, processes and resources and help overcome challenges and barriers with implementing virtual care programs that will meet the needs of patients, families and providers.

Download Resources Here

Webinar: Going Virtual with Diabetes Education in BC
April 29, 2020 

On April 29 we hosted the ‘Going Virtual with Diabetes Education in BC’ information sharing webinar. This one-hour session offered people supporting diabetes education within health authorities an opportunity to connect, share ideas, tools, processes and resources and help overcome challenges and barriers with implementing virtual care programs that will meet the needs of patients, families and providers. If you were unable to attend, you can still register below to receive a recording of the webinar.

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We Want to Work with You!

Interested in working together to design a different future for people living with type 2 diabetes in BC? Learn more about and join the Type 2 Diabetes Network!


Key Contact

Raman Bowerbank
Leader, Health System Improvement
rbowerbank@bcpsqc.ca
250.899.4058