Entries by Sheetal Desai

Clothesline Campaign and a chance to WIN!

Looking to declutter? Or have clothes that don’t fit anymore (thanks to all the exercising you are doing:) Well here’s an opportunity to donate gently used clothing and also have a chance to WIN A VACATION!!! Are you intrigued? If so, visit the CDAs website and follow the link:  http://www.diabetes.ca/how-you-can-help/clothesline It will explain all the […]

Nov 5th – Diabetes Educator Day!

November 5th is Diabetes Educator Day!   A Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)®  is a health professional, committed to excellence in diabetes education and who has a sound knowledge base in diabetes care/management and education processes, as well as good communication skills and who has passed the Canadian Diabetes Educator’s Certification Board (CDECB) exam. At the Markham Family […]

To test or not to test?

“How often should I test my blood sugar?”  This is very common questions I get and my answer always is…”it depends!”   Self monitoring of blood sugar (or SMBG as medical people call it) is not a one size fits all approach.  Previously as diabetes educators, we were trained to tell patients to do routine testing but […]

What’s In A Name?

Figuring out what medications you are on can be confusing, especially when they can go by either brand or generic name. Here is a list of some common oral diabetes medications and the names they can go by. Keep in mind “googling” can sometimes be confusing as the american brand names can also be different. […]