Diabetes webinars focus on healthy living during Nutrition Month

Webinars for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes across Canada.

March is Nutrition Month and the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) is taking the opportunity to bring awareness about healthy living for people with diabetes.

On Thursday, March 13 at 6 p.m. PST, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator (CDE) Barbara Allan will be presenting A-Salt with a Deadly Weapon as part of the CDA’s new series of educational diabetes webinars packed with relevant and up-to-date information for people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in Canada.

In 1991, Allan became one of the first CDEs in Canada and has retained this designation ever since. She is an active volunteer for the CDA as a guest speaker and committee member on various education resource projects and program initiatives including the CDA’s official meal planning system— the Beyond the Basics suite of materials.

She is also co-author of The Diabetes Prevention & Management Cookbook: Your 10-Step Plan for Nutrition & Lifestyle published in cooperation with the CDA.

“From the start of my career, I’ve always had a special interest in people living with diabetes,” said Allan. “There is so much hype about salt and sodium that it’s sometimes hard to know what to believe. Through my webinar, I’ll speak to the value of sodium in everyday health and nutrition; the role that sodium has on blood pressure control; and discuss why reducing sodium may be important with some practical suggestions.”

Individuals can sign-up at no cost to attend A-Salt with a Deadly Weapon or any of the available webinars running until August 2014, with topics ranging from kids, food and nutrition to health, travel, foot care, and more. The CDA has worked diligently to create a highly-informative and engaging series, which feature CKNW producer Jessica Gares, experienced diabetes educators, health professionals and other knowledgeable speakers.

“Our webinars will provide people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes free professional information, facilitated discussion and a new way to connect with others in the diabetes community,” says Leanne Morgan, senior manager, community programs and partnerships (BC and Yukon) at the Canadian Diabetes Association. “We hope to reach a diversified audience and serve residents in city, rural and even remote communities. Individuals can participate in our webinars in the convenience of their own home or any computer or in group settings.”

To register and for further information on A-Salt with a Deadly Weapon, visit diabetes.ca/webinarThese webinar series are funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Lilly.

Other diabetes webinars occurring in March include:

Type 1 Diabetes Webinar: Variables – Managing Activity, Diet, Blood Sugar, Stress and More

Date: Thurs., March 13, 2014

Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. MST (Mountain Time)

To register or for more information, visit: diabetes.ca/diabetes-webinars


Type 2 Diabetes Webinar: Eating Well

Date: Wed., March 26, 2014

Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. CST (Central Time)

To register or for more information, visit: diabetes.ca/diabetes-webinars

About the Canadian Diabetes Association

The Canadian Diabetes Association is a registered charitable organization, leading the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure. Its professional staff and more than 20,000 volunteers provide education and services to help people in their daily fight against the disease, advocate on behalf of people with diabetes for the opportunity to achieve their highest quality of life, and break ground towards a cure.

Please visit diabetes.ca, join us on facebook.com/CanadianDiabetesAssociation, follow us on Twitter @DiabetesAssoc, or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).



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