Do you believe that people with diabetes can’t eat sweets? Or that ‘bad diabetes’ is the kind where you take insulin? Find out which common messages you have heard about diabetes are messages of wisdom from Eagle OR myths told by the trickster Coyote. In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information, conflicting or confusing messages about diabetes can get in the way of living well with diabetes. UBC Learning Circle and First Nation Health Authority welcome you to join a one hour presentation with Rebecca Sovdi, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, we’ll discuss good approaches to diabetes care and management and learn how to find balance between living an enjoyable life and taking care of diabetes.
Learning session topics include:
- Finding clarity in the myths and truths about diabetes
- Understanding the factors behind higher rates of diabetes in Aboriginal communities
- Understanding the relationship between diabetes and mental health
- Using all the tools available in the diabetes management toolbox that support good diabetes care
- Choosing healthy foods that find a balance between managing diabetes and living an enjoyable life
- Using blood glucose monitoring as a tool to live healthy with diabetes
- Understanding diabetes medicines and insulin
All are welcome to attend and participate in this FREE live videoconference and computer webinar session.
Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Participate live via videoconference OR computer webinar. Want to know the difference between videoconference and computer webinar? Click here to find out.
Registration: Click here to register. Pre-registration is required to attend this free live event.
About the Presenter
Rebecca Sovdi is a Registered Dietitian and has worked in First Nations health for seven years. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Saskatchewan and a Masters in Public Health at the University of Waterloo. She is passionate about promoting health through a wellness lens that helps others find balance and enjoyment in life. Rebecca grew up in a small town in southern Saskatchewan and now enjoys living as a visitor on traditional Coast Salish territory.