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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Michener Chiropody at the Rama First Nation Health Fair

By Vanessa Brunato and Alexandra Elliott, Third Year Chiropody Students As chiropody students, we are often asked the question, “What made you decide you want to work with feet?” We all seem to have a standard, go-to response to this question. Some outline the fact that chiropodists are primary health care practitioners who operate their own…

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May is Foot Health Month: Foot care for people with diabetes

May is Foot Health Month and the Michener chiropody program is raising awareness of proper foot care and good foot health. Healthy feet are important to the overall health of people with diabetes, but foot problems remain a major health concern. People with diabetes often experience poor blood flow (arterial insufficiency) and nerve damage (neuropathy)…

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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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