Diabetes 101

Please join us in a new ISC-FNIHB opportunity to learn more about diabetes. The Diabetes 101 series will focus on giving people culturally relevant information about the types of diabetes, the impact of historical trauma, ideas for prevention and management and how to work together with people living with diabetes. This series will consist of 10, one-hour sessions.


The first session in the series looks at the big picture of diabetes. Participants will learn some basic information about diabetes and its complications. People will also be introduced to the rest of the Diabetes 101 series. 

Learning outcomes:

  1. Understand what diabetes and prediabetes are
  2. Understand the risk factors for diabetes
  3. Understand the basic prevention and management strategies for diabetes and its complications
  4. Know where you can get help

Presented by: Katheen Gibson RD CDE

Kathleen Gibson is a Registered Dietitian with Indigenous Services Canada. Kathleen has lived with type 2 diabetes for more than 24 years, and is a Certified Diabetes Educator. Some of you may remember her from the time of SLICK! She is passionate about helping other people with diabetes live well and in a good way. Kathleen is grateful to work with you on this project.

Handouts: What do I know?What is Diabetes Presentation
 

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The second session of Diabetes 101 takes a closer look at the complications related to diabetes and prediabetes.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand how diabetes affects the body
  2. Identify and understand the complications of diabetes
  3. Understand the ABCDES to prevent and manage complications
  4. Know where you can get help

Presented By: Kathleen Gibson RD CDE

Kathleen Gibson is a Registered Dietitian with Indigenous Services Canada. Kathleen has lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 24 years and is a Certified Diabetes Educator. Some of you may remember her from the time of SLICK! She is passionate about helping other people with diabetes live well and in a good way.

Handouts: Diabetes Complications Presentation

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Join us for the 3rd session of Diabetes 101. In this session, participants learn more about how history affects life of First Nations and learn about helping clients in a respectful manner.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand Historical Impacts and the effect it had/has on First Nations People
  2. Understand Healthy lifestyle “Pima’tisiwin”
  3. Understand the basics of diabetes
  4. Know how to help/guide clients in a respectful manner

Presented By: Lorraine Cardinal & Kay Half

Handouts: Historical References

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The fourth session of Diabetes 101 takes at how nutrition can help prevent and manage diabetes and prediabetes.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand why people eat the way they do
  2. Understand how different foods affect diabetes management
  3. Understand how timing of meals and portion sizes impact blood sugar control
  4. Identify strategies to promote healthy eating
  5. Know where you can get help

Presented: Kathleen Gibson RD CDE

Handouts: Diabetes Nutrition 101 Presentation

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The fifth session of Diabetes 101 takes at how physical activity can help prevent and manage diabetes and prediabetes.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand what active living means
  2. Understand how being active helps prevent and manage diabetes
  3. Understand the barriers to being active
  4. Identify strategies to promote active living
  5. Know where to get help.

Presented By: Kathleen Gibson RD CDE

Kathleen Gibson is a Registered Dietitian with Indigenous Services Canada. Kathleen has lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 24 years, and is a Certified Diabetes Educator. Some of you may remember her from the time of SLICK! She is passionate about helping other people with diabetes live well and in a good way.

Handouts: Active Living 101 Presentation

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The sixth session of Diabetes 101 explores how to talk with people living with diabetes and help them to live well.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the emotional impact of a diagnosis of diabetes
  2. Learn about the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing
  3. Learn useful tools and tips of communicating with clients and motivating them to make healthy changes.

Presented By: Marie Caluttung RN

Marie Caluttung graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Nursing Degree in 2001.She has been working with First Nations and Inuit Health for 10 years and has vast experience in Nursing within various settings of Community Health. She has a strong interest in teaching and learning. Outside of Nursing she has 2 busy boys named Xavier and Xander age 7 and 4. Their enthusiasm for life and the world around them reminds her of the importance of looking at the world with curiosity.

Handouts: Meaningful Conversations Presentation

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The seventh session of Diabetes 101 takes a look at diabetes medications – what they are and how they work.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand how diabetes medication affects the body
  2. Identify and understand the different types of medications for diabetes
  3. Understand the medication treatment options for diabetes
  4. Learn about the management of diabetes with Insulin

Presented By: Sandra Kennett, BScN, MN, CDE

Acting Nurse Zone Manager/Nurse Advisor, Nursing Education, Indigenous Services Canada.

 

Handouts: Medication 101 Presentation 

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The eighth session of Diabetes 101 looks at diabetes in a special population – pregnant women.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the different types of diabetes in pregnancy
  2. Understand how to manage diabetes in pregnancy
  3. Identify strategies to promote a healthy pregnancy and birth
  4. Identify strategies to promote healthy Moms  and children after pregnancy
  5. Know where to get help.

Presenter Information

Kathleen Gibson RD CDE. Kathleen Gibson is a Registered Dietitian with Indigenous Services Canada. Kathleen has lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 24 years, and is a Certified Diabetes Educator. Some of you may remember her from the time of SLICK! She is passionate about helping other people with diabetes live well and in a good way.

Handouts: Diabetes in Pregnancy Presentation, Session Evaluation, Attendance Form 

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The ninth and final session of Diabetes 101 looks at both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in youth.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand which youth are at risk for type 2 diabetes
  2. Understand how to screen for type 2 diabetes and diabetes complications in youth
  3. Understand how diabetes in youth is managed
  4. Identify strategies to promote living well with diabetes for youth
  5. Know where to get help

Presented By: Kathleen Gibson RD CDE

Kathleen Gibson is a Registered Dietitian with Indigenous Services Canada. Kathleen has lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 24 years, and is a Certified Diabetes Educator. Some of you may remember her from the time of SLICK! She is passionate about helping other people with diabetes live well and in a good way.

 

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Did you join us for the Diabetes 101 series or watch our videos online? If so, we would love to hear from you! Even if you only joined us once or twice or watched any of the recorded videos online, your feedback is always appreciated. We ask that you take a few minutes to complete our online evaluation. We appreciate all open and honest feedback. Your feedback goes a long way in helping us deliver and organize education content that meets your needs. 

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