Join the South Saskatchewan chapter for their upcoming event: Helping the Complex Client: Mind and Body.
Dr. Michael Vallis, PhD. R. Pysch, is a registered health psychologist, a health behaviour change consultant, and an Associate Professor in Family Medicine at Dalhousie University. Dr Vallis will explore the role of psychological factors in diabetes and review assessment strategies that promote self-management. Participants will become familiar with the core aspects of behaviour change counselling.
Dr. Kevin Hamming, BSc. MD. PhD. FRCPC, an Endocrinologist at the Metabolic & Endocrine Diabetes Education Center (MEDEC) in Regina, SK. will compare and contrast the pharmacologic interventions for patients with diabetes. He will explore factors that must be considered when introducing a new pharmacological intervention and assist participants in understanding how to optimize the management of diabetes in order to decrease potential microvascular and macrovascular complications.
Kate Farnsworth (Toronto, Ontario), Diabetes Action Canada, is a patient advocate/ digital designer and founder of Looped Group.
Kate will discuss the basics of looping and help participants become familiar with the process of why and how to start looping. She will also explore various looping resources for clients.