Today, CBC news posted an article about a Nova Scotia school which has refused to provide insulin injections for an 8 year-old recently diagnosed diabetic girl. Although her mother, Alana Hart, leaves her job at lunch to inject the girl, she is worried that if she is unable to do so that her daughter won’t [...]
This information was compiled by the Canadian Pharmacists Association in the Fall of 2011. The goal of the document is to provide the reader with a general overview of the various strategies and programs, including initiatives specifically aimed at Aboriginal populations, in place in Canada. You can download the document here, Diabetes in Canada: An Environmental Scan of Diabetes Strategies and [...]
The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) has prepared a briefing document, which provides an overview of the different activities for diabetes prevention and care pharmacists are involved in internationally. This report provides an interesting summary of what pharmacists and pharmacy organizations are doing both internationally and here in Canada. This document is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all activities run [...]
This link contains practice guidelines on managing diabetes and its complications. These materials were published in the March 2009 issue of CPJ (Vol 142, Issue sp1). http://www.cpjournal.ca/toc/cpha/142/sp1 Which of these topics relate to your practice? Have these resources helped you? Comment on their applicability to your patients.