Best and Promising Practices in Diabetes Education
The Canadian Diabetes Association is committed to providing ongoing professional development to the diabetes community in Canada.
As part of our dedication, the Association embarked on a project in 2008, with the financial support of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), to distribute key findings in catalogue format using the best evidence available. A catalogue, Best and Promising Practices in Diabetes Education, was created which included assessment tools that identified ‘best practices’ along with key findings.
The Association’s goal was to improve implementation of evidence-based ‘best and promising practices’ and raise awareness and knowledge by increasing access to tools, resources and financial support for diabetes education. In addition, the catalogue also profiled 45 leading Canadian and international initiatives, and served to assist diabetes educators, program planners, funders and policy makers with examples of leading practices that met the Association’s standard of excellence.
The catalogue was distributed to diabetes educators, healthcare professionals, government officials and key decision makers of diabetes education programs.
In 2010, the Canadian Diabetes Association, with the financial support of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), updated the Best and Promising Practices in Diabetes Education catalogue with up-to-date evidence-based findings. These findings include Canadian and international practices.
The revised catalogue is now available in a user-friendly, easily accessible electronic format, and provides translational diabetes research and best practices to the finger tips of healthcare professionals treating people with diabetes.
The revised catalogue is also available in French.