Learning Series is a suite of presentations that allow Diabetes Canada volunteers and employees with a way to share basic diabetes information.

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In Fall 2002, Diabetes Canada introduced Learning Series – a suite of presentations designed to provide Association volunteers and employees with a way to share basic diabetes information.  They provide consistent, up to date and referenced information, deliverable in every part of the country to those diagnosed, those undiagnosed and those at risk of developing diabetes.

The Aboriginal Adaptation was designed for use across Alberta by:

  • Community Health Representatives serving Aboriginal communities
  • Health Care Professionals (nurses, pharmacists, etc.) who may or may not have expertise in diabetes, who have aboriginal people as clients and/or work in communities where Aboriginal people may reside
  • Diabetes Canada employees and volunteers trained to implement the program
  • People who work in the health care field in and around Aboriginal communities

All Aboriginal resources have been focus tested by First Nations, Metis and Inuit groups .

The Aboriginal Adaptations include presentations on:

What is Diabetes?

This presentation focuses on:

  • Who has diabetes
  • History of diabetes among Aboriginal people
  • What is diabetes – types of diabetes, signs and symptoms and risk factors
  • Overview of complications of diabetes
  • Suggestions for action

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

This presentation focuses on:

  • Brief overview of what diabetes is
  • How type 2 diabetes can be prevented – focus on risk factors that you can change
  • Increasing physical activity
  • Making healthy food choices
  • Tips on getting started

Living Well with Diabetes

This presentation focuses on:

  • Myths and facts about diabetes
  • The importance of learning about diabetes
  • Tips for managing diabetes and living a healthier active lifestyle
  • Talking with your health care professional
  • Medication
  • Taking care of your feet and teeth
  • Going to the hospital
  • Blood sugar testing and managing high and low blood sugar levels

Booking a visit

To book a visit to your community, please contact:

To book a visit to your community, please contact:
Phone: 780-423-5722 ext. 1206

If you would like to purchase a copy of the Aboriginal Adaptation of the Learning Series, please call our National Office in Toronto for further information at 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).

Aboriginal display

The Aboriginal display, with appropriate literature is available for booking through the TDRP program or in some cases your local branch. Diabetes Canada Education Coordinators can make arrangements to attend your event with the display or provide the display on loan. A damage deposit is required. Contact ana.medrano@diabetes.ca for detailed information.

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