Canadian Diabetes Association offers free webinars

Educational programs emphasize that complications are not inevitable and can be prevented or delayed.

  • Aug. 11, 2014 1:00 p.m.

The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) is offering a webinar on How to Avoid the Complications of Diabetes featuring Dr. Andrew Farquhar on Aug. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. PST as part of an ongoing series.

Upcoming webinars are on Aug. 25 and 27.

The webinars provide relevant and up-to-date information for people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in Canada. Individuals can sign up at no cost to attend.  Thus far, participants from more than 196 communities have joined the sessions and the CDA hopes that more people will sign on for this upcoming session.

“The Canadian Diabetes Association is thrilled to have participants joining from across the country, especially from rural and remote communities,” says Leanne Morgan, senior manager, community programs and partnerships (BC and Yukon) at the Canadian Diabetes Association. “We have many new and returning participants each session and it’s great to watch the sense of community build as people connect with each other.”

Participants register for the webinar through a web link and can choose to listen via telephone or through their computer speakers depending on their preference. Each session is hosted by a professional emcee who facilitates questions and discussion and promotes sharing between participants using a chat feed. No special software is required and following the links is easy and quick even for a novice computer user.

“To minimize the risk of complications related to diabetes requires complex on-going management – the key to which is patient involvement, since it is the patient who makes all the important decisions on a day-to-day basis,” said Dr. Farquhar. “My webinar will highlight the hows and whys of beating the odds, bridging the gap and being in charge.”

Upcoming webinars include: Diabetes and Kidney Health with nephrologist Dr. Tony Booth; Diabetes Support 202: Supports in schools for kids, tax credits, driving, travelling and more with registered nurse and certified diabetes educator, Teri Currie; as well as a webinar in Cantonese, entitled Healthy Eating: Eating Less Sodium with registered dietitian, Rosalie Lung.

To register and for further information visit and

This webinar series is supported by Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Novartis and Merck.

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. Our 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.

Visit, join, follow on Twitter @DiabetesAssoc, or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).


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