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Peer Connect Series

Have you been impacted by diabetes? You are not alone!

Diabetes Canada invites anyone affected by diabetes, including family, friends, and caregivers, to join our first-ever Ontario wide Peer Connect Program.

This FREE Peer Connect Program is similar to a traditional support group that helps educate and connect Ontarians affected by diabetes. The only difference is that we have gone virtual and are offering a series of interactive online meetings via Zoom. Each support group session offers breakout rooms, healthcare professionals speaking on hot topics, and an expert panel to answer your burning questions.

We are offering two separate group sessions; one for those living with Type 1 (T1D) and another for those with Type 2 diabetes (T2D). Groups will meet separately. Please see dates, times, and topics below.

All sessions are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) via Zoom. Register for 1 or more. 

Peer Connect Type 2 

Peer Connect Type 2 sessions: Register today 

Presentation & Speaker Details Dates

Here and Now: Mindful Eating 
By: Kristen Hipwell, RD CDE 

Are you ready for a change? Tired of all the rules around food? Let’s chat about how to slow down and enjoy food again! 

Eating Well During COVID
By: Rowena Leung, RD CDE   

This pandemic has certainly changed the way of life for everyone. This presentation will provide you key points to help maintain your blood sugars and to help you to stay motivated to eat well during COVID. 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Interpersonal Relationships

Speaker: TBD

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Blood Glucose Monitoring

Speaker: TBD

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Mental Health

Speaker: TBD

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Peer Connect Type 1

Peer Connect Type 1 sessions: Register today 

Presentation & Speaker Details Dates

Top 10 Considerations When Contemplating Low-Carb or Keto Eating Patterns
By: Kristen Garland, RD MAN  

How will you get to where you want to go? 
By: Tina Sartori,  BASc & Person with T1D

Tina Sartori, Omnipod user and T1D, will share her fitness experiences, tips, and tricks to help you figure out how you can get to where you want to go; whether it is a walk around the block or hiking to the top of a mountain. Together we'll explore how to reignite our motivation in COVID times. 

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Interpersonal Relationships 

Speaker: TBD

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Blood Glucose Monitoring

Speaker: TBD

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Mental Health

Speaker: TBD

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Don’t wait - Register today! 


  1. Great opportunity to connect and reflect with others affected by diabetes
  2. Share ideas and receive support in a non-judgmental environment
  3. Learn diabetes management tips & tricks from expert speakers on different topics


Zoom (Link will be provided in your confirmation email upon registering)

Join from the comfort of your own home by using your tablet or smartphone!

A toll-free call-in option is also available, if you want to join by phone! 

Thanks to our amazing sponsors for making this initiative possible!

Location Details

January 01, 2021 - December 31, 2021
7:00 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. (EST)


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Categories: Community Events


For more information about the event, please contact

Heidi Fraser