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Diabetes Open Hours

Diabetes Canada Webinars

The webinars listed below are intended for people living with diabetes and diabetes caregivers. 

Diabetes Open Hours

If you are living with diabetes, you're not alone - it affects millions of Canadians. But it's a complex condition that impacts everyone a bit differently.

Do you have questions about managing your diabetes? Diabetes Canada is proud to offer a new initiative specifically for inquiring minds! Diabetes Open Hours is a live, registration-based, virtual series with an ‘ask anything’ feel for people with diabetes to connect with an ‘expert’ guest in a Q&A style session, asking diabetes related questions based on a particular theme or topic. Each session is one hour in length and there is a new expert and a new topic bi-monthly.

Diabetes Open Hours – Fitness for EveryBODY!

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT  

Diabetes Canada is excited to invite you to a live Q&A event on physical activity and diabetes. This discussion features Dr. Jane Yardley, PhD and Jordan Rees, PhD(c) and will cover the benefits of physical activity, how to stick with a routine and the additional things people living with diabetes may need to plan for. So, if you are looking to get your move on, join us for this active (no pun intended) Q&A.

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About our guests:

Jane Yardley, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Physical Education at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Faculty in Camrose, Alberta, and a member of the Alberta Diabetes Institute. She is co-author of the 2016 American Diabetes Association Consensus Statement on Exercise and Physical Activity in diabetes, and a recipient of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Alberta New Investigator Award. Jane’s earlier work focused on blood glucose responses to resistance exercise, and the impact of exercise in fasted state and her recent work focuses on gender-related differences in exercise behaviors and blood glucose responses in people with type 1 diabetes.

Jordan Rees is a PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on physical activity and nutritional interventions for adults living with type 2 diabetes. Jordan is also a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) and has 3 years of experience working as an Exercise Specialist in Primary Care.

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Nutrition & Diabetes

In this episode, we explore the role that healthy eating plays in diabetes management. Our guest expert will cover a range of topics such as carb counting, glycemic index, artificial sweeteners, alcohol, various dietary patterns, like intermittent fasting and plant-based diets, and eating well on a budget.

Stay in the Range: Know Your Numbers (& ABC's)

In this episode we introduce how to stay in the range. Our guest expert answers all your questions on sugar ups and downs, hemoglobin A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol…otherwise known as your ABCs!

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