Toronto Rehab teams up with Michener to undergo the frail aging experience

Michener’s aging simulation suit lets wearers step into the shoes of frail patients – watch how one occupational therapist suits up for the eye-opening experience. Noosha Afshin Jah’s hands shake and her voice wavers as she arrives for her appointment. Her joints ache, she’s uneasy on her feet and she relies on a cane for…

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Helping those with diabetes through education

According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, nearly one in 10 people will be affected by diabetes. They can experience devastating complications such as kidney failure, blindness and amputation. In fact, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada, although the rates of complications among people with diabetes have stabilized in recent years, the number of…

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Nothing about me without me

How Michener is addressing ageism in healthcare Marie Blanchard had a cold. She got it on the plane, on her way home from vacation, and started coughing just as her plane landed. “I was coughing quite badly and they plunked me in a wheelchair,” recalls the 70-year-old Toronto resident. “I never use a wheelchair, but…

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Newest cohort of Diabetes Educators graduate from Michener’s international Diabetes Educator program in Qatar

Congratulations to the newest graduates from Michener’s international Diabetes Educator graduate certificate program in Qatar! In partnership with the Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA), Michener’s international Diabetes Education program provides training to 25 healthcare professionals in Qatar each year to provide care and help improve the quality of life for those living with diabetes. This online…

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Diabetes Educators: an increasingly important role in our healthcare system

Chances are, you know someone with diabetes. Over nine million Canadians have diabetes and every hour, 20 people are newly diagnosed with the disease, according to the Canadian Diabetes Association. The International Diabetes Federation estimates that at least one in 12 people around the world has diabetes. That’s why Diabetes Educators are vital members of…

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