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Press Release – Review of MedsCheck Diabetes Program in Ontario

(Thursday, April 6, 2017 – Toronto, ON) – There are more than 2 million Canadians currently living with diabetes, costing the healthcare system 13.1 billion dollars a year. It is the leading cause of adult onset blindness, kidney disease, and non-traumatic lower limb amputations, and diabetes patients are two to four times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than those without diabetes.

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Press Release – New Diabetes Pharmacists Network Learning Module for Pharmacists about the Need for Preconception Care in Women with Diabetes

Women with diabetes and their unborn children have a greater likelihood of developing complications during pregnancy, compared with the general population.

(Tuesday, March 28, 2017 – TORONTO) – Today, a new online interactive learning module launched that will help educate over a thousand pharmacists from across Canada on the recommendations for preconception care for women with diabetes. The project is the result of an on-going collaboration between the Diabetes Pharmacists Network based at the University of Toronto’s Banting & Best Diabetes Centre and Diabetes Action Canada.

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New Interactive Learning Module – Preconception Care in Women with Diabetes: What Do Pharmacists Need to Know?

Women with pre-existing diabetes who become pregnant have higher rates of perinatal complications than the general population. Preconception care involves recognizing and addressing biomedical and behavioral issues that may pose a risk to the health of a woman or fetus. Take part in our new Interactive Learning module and explore the ways pharmacists can help to identify appropriate women and raise awareness of the need for preconception care.