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Have you been impacted by type 2 diabetes (T2D)? You are not alone! 

Diabetes Canada invites anyone affected by diabetes, including family, friends, and caregivers, to join our nationwide T2D Peer Connect Program

This Free Peer Connect Program is like a traditional support group that helps educate and connect Canadians affected by type 2 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 a Q&A period where your questions can be asked and answered. 

This program is being offered live in the Atlantic provinces & Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, however if you live in the northern provinces, British Columbia, or Quebec, feel free to join any one of our regional dates and times as noted below. 

Session, speakers, topics & dates – Register for one or more today! 

Make Nutrition Simple, but Significant 
Speaker: Colleen Rogers, RD, CDE

Registered Dietitian, Colleen Rogers shares key strategies to help you optimize your lifestyle for better blood glucose control. Learn the basics of carbohydrate counting, label reading and more.

Ontario/Atlantic

May 19, 2022

7:00 - 8:30 PM EDT

Manitoba

May 26, 2022

6:30 - 8:00 PM CDT

Saskatchewan

May 19, 2022

7:00 - 8:30 PM CST

Alberta

May 26, 2022

7:30 - 9:00 PM MDT 

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Advancements in Retinopathy Treatment & Research
Speaker: Dr Josh Manusow, MD, FRCSC

Check back soon for more details!

Ontario/Atlantic

June 9, 2022

7:00 - 8:30 PM EDT

Manitoba

June 23, 2022

6:30 - 8:00 PM CDT

Saskatchewan

June 9, 2022

7:00 - 8:30 PM CST

Alberta

June 23, 2022

7:30 - 9:00 PM MDT 

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Diabetes Medications 101
Speaker: Susie Jin, Pharmacist, CDE, CRE

Learn about the latest type 2 diabetes medications, what they do and how they can help you optimize your overall health.

Ontario/Atlantic

Sep 8, 2022

7:00 - 8:30 PM EDT

Manitoba

Sep 15, 2022

6:30 - 8:00 PM CDT

Saskatchewan

Sep 8, 2022

7:00 - 8:30 PM CST

Alberta

Sep 15, 2022

7:30 - 9:00 PM MDT 

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Diabetes & Mental Health
Speaker: Kacey Wall, RN, CDE

Check back soon for more details!

Ontario/Atlantic

Oct 13, 2022

7:00 - 8:30 PM EDT

Manitoba

Oct 27, 2022

6:30 - 8:00 PM CDT

Saskatchewan

Oct 13, 2022

7:00 - 8:30 PM CST

Alberta

Oct 27, 2022

7:30 - 9:00 PM MDT 

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Why join?

  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

Where:  

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! 

For more information about the Peer Connect Program, please contact 1.800.226.8464 or info@diabetes.ca.

Thank you to our amazing sponsors for making this program possible!

Sponsored by: 

Saskatchewan Lions 

              

Location Details

May 19, 2022 - October 27, 2022
6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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Contact

For more information about the event, please contact

Heidi Fraser – Eastern Canada

heidi.fraser@diabetes.ca

Doreen Landry – Western Canada

doreen.landry@diabetes.ca